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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

Indiana Bicentennial Poetry Contest
Posted on 17 July 2014
Be a part of an Indiana bicentennial poetry book!
See Us at the Movies?
Posted on 10 June 2014
Come check out our great offerings
Summer Reading Club
Posted on 01 June 2014
Runs from June 2 to August 8
Plaza Renovations
Posted on 05 May 2014
Major construction has ended!

  Upcoming Events

Fizz, Boom, Read!

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL

Summer Reading Club

Super Summer Sale

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Now through August 30 - buy one book, get two free.

Fizz, Boom, Read!

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL

Summer Reading Club

Super Summer Sale

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Now through August 30 - buy one book, get two free.

  Quick Links

  • Summer Reading Club--- All Ages

    Summer Reading Club is live! Click the link above to sign up!

  • Visit Overdrive

    Visit Overdrive to download eBooks and eAudio Books with your library card!  

  • Did you see our ad at the movies?

    Click the image for more info!

  • 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!

  • Soccer Basics

    The World Cup brought a renewed interest in soccer. Mark Bridgeman, Technical Director of Columbus Express and former Division 1  player, will discuss positions, tactics, techniques, more!  

   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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  • Fizz, Boom, Read!

    When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL

    Summer Reading Club

    Super Summer Sale

    When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Now through August 30 - buy one book, get two free.

    Fizz, Boom, Read!

    When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL

    Summer Reading Club

    Super Summer Sale

    When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Now through August 30 - buy one book, get two free.