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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.

 Latest News

Consumer Reports added as a Free Resource
Posted on 08 December 2014
Your favorite consumer magazine now easily readable 24-7 from your home or office. Get ratings for refrigerators, cars, TVs, baby monitors, and more.
See Us at the Movies?
Posted on 10 June 2014
Come check out our great offerings

  Upcoming Events

Student-Athletes: Recruiting Realities

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Does your teen have hopes to continue playing their sport in college? Wondering about the realities of the recruiting process and all the logistics surrounding college sports recruiting? Join Robyn...

After School Movie: The Princess Bride (PG)

When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Relax after a long week of school and join us for the cult classic The Princess Bride. The movie will start promptly at 3:45, is 98 minutes long and will end around 5:25.

Tiny Tales Storytime

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Join us for stories, crafts and rhymes of the tiniest kind!!

League of Women Voters

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Amy Miller, President of the League of Women Voters of Indiana, will give a short presentation on The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political membership organization which acts after study ...

  Quick Links

  • Tablet Reconnect Donation Drive January 30

    Donate used tablets at the library or other local sites on January 30th.  Tablet Reconnect is in parternship with The Arc of Bartholomew County. Your donation will support a local child with special needs.  

  • 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!

  • Consumer Reports Database available now

    Your favorite consumer magazine now easily readable 24-7 from your home or office. Get ratings for refrigerators, cars, TVs, baby monitors, and more. 

  • 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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  • Student-Athletes: Recruiting Realities

    When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Does your teen have hopes to continue playing their sport in college? Wondering about the realities of the recruiting process and all the logistics surrounding college sports recruiting? Join Robyn...

    After School Movie: The Princess Bride (PG)

    When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Relax after a long week of school and join us for the cult classic The Princess Bride. The movie will start promptly at 3:45, is 98 minutes long and will end around 5:25.

    Tiny Tales Storytime

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Join us for stories, crafts and rhymes of the tiniest kind!!

    League of Women Voters

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Amy Miller, President of the League of Women Voters of Indiana, will give a short presentation on The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political membership organization which acts after study ...