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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Our mission is “Providing resources for lifelong learning and enjoyment."  We offer services to the citizens of Bartholomew County via the Main Library in Columbus, Hope Branch Library, and Bookmobile service with at least one stop in every township.
 
At an annual cost of less than $50 per person (the price of buying your own hardback book plus a DVD), we provide access to more than 200,000 books, large print books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, placing holds and renewing items, and downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs and computer classes for all ages and one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance are available.  Public computers and wireless internet access are accesible at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Not for profit groups can use meeting space at the Main Library or Hope Branch free of charge. Talking Books, housed in the Main Library, serves persons with visual or physical handicaps in 16 southeast Indiana counties. The Main Library also houses the collection of the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives.

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  Upcoming Events

Military Book Sale

When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

In November all military related materials, fiction and non-fiction, are half-price.

TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

TAB monthly meeting. If you would like to give input in teen programming and services and are in grades 7-12 fill out an application in the teen area or print the application from the teen web ...

Gift Wrapping & Bow Tying

When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

A fun, hands-on class with the library’s own award winning gift wrap artist Jessica Hendry. Receive practical instruction in basic wrapping techniques, and learn how to twist and tie ribbons into b...

Military Book Sale

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

In November all military related materials, fiction and non-fiction, are half-price.

  Quick Links

  • Our Heroes Tree

    Make an ornament to honor a veteran.  Place ornaments on the Heroes Tree at the library entrance.  The tree will stay through December.  

  • Caturday Night Fever with LIL BUB!

    Saturday December 13th.  6:30 PM.  Celebrity cat Lil BUB will be a judge for a cat video contest benefitting animal organizations in our county.   $10 tickets on sale December 1.  Submit cat videos here

  • NoveList Database- A Fiction Finder

    NoveList is a great free resource to discover new fiction series, similar authors to your tastes, and book discussion guides.  Click the picture to find out more!

  • Military Book Sale

    All November, all military books in our Book Sale are half price!

  • Overdrive has free eBooks and Audiobooks!

    Check out our Overdrive catalog to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks! You can download the Overdrive app too! 

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Our mission is “Providing resources for lifelong learning and enjoyment."  We offer services to the citizens of Bartholomew County via the Main Library in Columbus, Hope Branch Library, and Bookmobile service with at least one stop in every township.
 
At an annual cost of less than $50 per person (the price of buying your own hardback book plus a DVD), we provide access to more than 200,000 books, large print books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, placing holds and renewing items, and downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs and computer classes for all ages and one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance are available.  Public computers and wireless internet access are accesible at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Not for profit groups can use meeting space at the Main Library or Hope Branch free of charge. Talking Books, housed in the Main Library, serves persons with visual or physical handicaps in 16 southeast Indiana counties. The Main Library also houses the collection of the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives.

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  • Military Book Sale

    When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    In November all military related materials, fiction and non-fiction, are half-price.

    TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    TAB monthly meeting. If you would like to give input in teen programming and services and are in grades 7-12 fill out an application in the teen area or print the application from the teen web ...

    Gift Wrapping & Bow Tying

    When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    A fun, hands-on class with the library’s own award winning gift wrap artist Jessica Hendry. Receive practical instruction in basic wrapping techniques, and learn how to twist and tie ribbons into b...

    Military Book Sale

    When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    In November all military related materials, fiction and non-fiction, are half-price.