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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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Library Plaza

Register at redcrossblood.org - click on Give Blood. Find a Blood Drive. Donors will receive a certificate for one free book from our on-going Book Sale and a Texas Roadhouse free appetizer card.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

When: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues you face and the latest information on research. Meetings are confidential. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greate...

Gardening: Spring Cleaning

When: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Master Gardner Harvey Taylor will focus on the importance of activities leading up to spring to prepare your garden, flower beds, and lawn for a healthy spring start.

Ones & Twos Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR THIS DATE ONLY!! Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one.

  Quick Links

  • Blood Drive March 3rd

    American Red Cross Blood Drive on the plaza,  Tuesday March 3rd, from 2 to 6 PM.  

  • Dyslexia: Basic Facts Monday March 2 at 6:30 PM

    Dr. Dawn Doup, licensed psychologist of Foundations Dyslexia and Learning Centers, will discuss symptoms of dyslexia and how evalutions and professional intervention can help.   

  • Two Gardening Programs in March

    March 3rd at 6:30 PM:   Spring Cleaning with Master Gardener Harvey Taylor

    March 9th at 6:30 PM: Gardening On The Cheap with Master Gardener Sherry Warner.    

  • 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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   Upcoming Events

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive

    When: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Library Plaza

    Register at redcrossblood.org - click on Give Blood. Find a Blood Drive. Donors will receive a certificate for one free book from our on-going Book Sale and a Texas Roadhouse free appetizer card.

    Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

    When: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues you face and the latest information on research. Meetings are confidential. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greate...

    Gardening: Spring Cleaning

    When: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Master Gardner Harvey Taylor will focus on the importance of activities leading up to spring to prepare your garden, flower beds, and lawn for a healthy spring start.

    Ones & Twos Storytime

    When: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR THIS DATE ONLY!! Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one.