96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43213
Columbus Metropolitan Library, serving an area of 580,000 residents, has a collection of 2,500,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 260,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 176,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 580 employees, of whom 154 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 20 branch libraries, plus 2 bookmobiles. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $8,000,000. Patrons make 7,200,000 visits annually, and check out materials 15,400,000 times. Thirty-five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Alexandria) Alexandria Public Library
(Centerburg) Centerburg Public Library
(Columbus) Columbus Metropolitan Library
(Zanesfield) Dr. Earl S. Sloan Library
(Lancaster) Fairfield County District Library
(Bellefontaine) Logan County District Library
12/13 Coming to The Columbus area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Dayton Celtic Festival Dayton OH July26-28 Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. Eat drink and be merry in our authentic Celtic food court.