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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

See Us at the Movies?
Posted on 10 June 2014
Come check out our great offerings
The Updated Library Plaza
Posted on 09 April 2014
Major construction has ended!

  Upcoming Events

Treats not Tricks Book Sale

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

In October, buy 1 children's book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!

Treats not Tricks Book Sale

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

In October, buy 1 children's book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!

EnrollColumbus – Affordable Care Act

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Open enrollment on the insurance marketplace begins November 15. Learn about key insurance terms and other information to help purchase the best plan for you on the insurance marketplace. ...

Ones & Twos Storytime

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one.

  Quick Links

  • Community Book Read

    "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien recounts the author's Vietnam War experience.  Children's titles "Year of the Jungle" (K-3) and "Dogs of War" (4-6)  at BCSC schools.  Events October 20 - November 15!

  • Treats, Not Tricks Book Sale--- All October Long

    Buy 1 children's book in the ongoing sale, get 3 free! All October long!

  • 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!

  • Lt. Col Dave Grossman--- November 1st

    Lt. Col Dave Grossman,  US Army (Ret.), recognized scholar and author on human agression, presents this 9 AM to 4:30 PM seminar on the roots of violence, PTSD, and more.  Community Book Read Event.  

  • 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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  • Treats not Tricks Book Sale

    When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    In October, buy 1 children's book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!

    Treats not Tricks Book Sale

    When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    In October, buy 1 children's book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!

    EnrollColumbus – Affordable Care Act

    When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Open enrollment on the insurance marketplace begins November 15. Learn about key insurance terms and other information to help purchase the best plan for you on the insurance marketplace. ...

    Ones & Twos Storytime

    When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one.