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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

Get Your Game On! FUNraiser
Posted on 25 March 2015
April 10th | Foundation For Youth | 5:30-7:00 PM
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
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  Upcoming Events

Spring Cleaning – Book Sale

When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Don't miss our Spring Cleaning Sale! We're dusting off great bargains. Sweep TWO OF ANYTHING off the shelves at REGULAR PRICE and grab THREE FREE items! Lasts through April 30th.

Spring Cleaning – Book Sale

When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Don't miss our Spring Cleaning Sale! We're dusting off great bargains. Sweep TWO OF ANYTHING off the shelves at REGULAR PRICE and grab THREE FREE items! Lasts through April 30th.

Peep Wars!

When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Join us for the 2nd Annual Peep Wars! Pair off and compete with a peep, a toothpick, and a microwave. Winners from first round will compete against each other in the second round and so on until...

Liberation of Auschwitz

When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Charles Moman, a retired elementary music teacher recently traveled to Poland for the 70th Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz. Charles traveled with a group led by Eva Kor, an Auschwitz and D...

  Quick Links

  • Get Your Game On! April 10!

    At Foundation For Youth, April 10, 5:30-7:00 PM. Play 30-second games of skill! $5 ticket gets you five game plays.  Kids K-6 eligible for cash prizes. Food available for purchase.  

  • Closed April 10th

    All branches and Bookmobile will be closed April 10th. BCPL is hosting the District 6 Library Conference.

  • 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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  • Spring Cleaning – Book Sale

    When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Don't miss our Spring Cleaning Sale! We're dusting off great bargains. Sweep TWO OF ANYTHING off the shelves at REGULAR PRICE and grab THREE FREE items! Lasts through April 30th.

    Spring Cleaning – Book Sale

    When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Don't miss our Spring Cleaning Sale! We're dusting off great bargains. Sweep TWO OF ANYTHING off the shelves at REGULAR PRICE and grab THREE FREE items! Lasts through April 30th.

    Peep Wars!

    When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Join us for the 2nd Annual Peep Wars! Pair off and compete with a peep, a toothpick, and a microwave. Winners from first round will compete against each other in the second round and so on until...

    Liberation of Auschwitz

    When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Charles Moman, a retired elementary music teacher recently traveled to Poland for the 70th Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz. Charles traveled with a group led by Eva Kor, an Auschwitz and D...