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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
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  Upcoming Events

Romance Book Sale

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

All February! All romance books, Paperbacks .25, Hardbacks .50

Romance Book Sale

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

All February! All romance books, Paperbacks .25, Hardbacks .50

Milk & Cookies Junior Storytime

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR THIS DATE ONLY!! Come enjoy a nighttime snack as you listen to stories under twinkling lights!!

Support Group for Parents of ADHD & ADD Children

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Monthly meetings to help parents with the struggles and challenges of raising energetic and out of sync children. Topics will be discussed and new methods will be learned. After the parent gr...

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  • Freetown Village Singers

    Learn about the power of traditional spiritual music and the hidden meanings tucked into their words.  Singers are part of Freetown Village, Indianapolis, a living history museum without walls.  

  • 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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  • Romance Book Sale

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

    All February! All romance books, Paperbacks .25, Hardbacks .50

    Romance Book Sale

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

    All February! All romance books, Paperbacks .25, Hardbacks .50

    Milk & Cookies Junior Storytime

    When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR THIS DATE ONLY!! Come enjoy a nighttime snack as you listen to stories under twinkling lights!!

    Support Group for Parents of ADHD & ADD Children

    When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Monthly meetings to help parents with the struggles and challenges of raising energetic and out of sync children. Topics will be discussed and new methods will be learned. After the parent gr...