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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
The Updated Library Plaza
Posted on 09 April 2014
Major construction has ended!

  Upcoming Events

Ones & Twos Storytime

When: Thursday, September 18, 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.

Just For Babies

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Join us for rhymes, songs, books & fun just for babies!

Past to Present Trends in North American Archaeology: Speculation to Science

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Archaeologist Rick Jones will give a presentation on the development of North American archaeology as a discipline and its studies, from speculation to scientific inquiry, with corresponding exampl...

Civil War Book Discussion Group

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

For Cause and Comrades by James McPherson will be discussed. The group meets every other month.

  Quick Links

  • Visit Overdrive

    September 18th is Read an eBook day! Visit Overdrive to download eBooks and eAudio Books with your library card!  Click this picture to visit Overdrive.

  • Rhythm Conspiracy On The Plaza

    Rhythm Conspiracy, a local group of women musicians, will focus on Taiko, an ancient  Japanese form of  percussion with large drums and choreographed movement.  Drum clinic to follow.  

  • 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!

   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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  • Ones & Twos Storytime

    When: Thursday, September 18, 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.

    Just For Babies

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Join us for rhymes, songs, books & fun just for babies!

    Past to Present Trends in North American Archaeology: Speculation to Science

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Archaeologist Rick Jones will give a presentation on the development of North American archaeology as a discipline and its studies, from speculation to scientific inquiry, with corresponding exampl...

    Civil War Book Discussion Group

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    For Cause and Comrades by James McPherson will be discussed. The group meets every other month.