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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

Changes to circulation policies starting May 18th
Posted on 21 April 2015
DVD holds, text hold notices, renewal policy changes, more.
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

Spring Cleaning – Book Sale

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Don't miss our Spring Cleaning Sale! We're dusting off great bargains. Sweep TWO OF ANYTHING off the shelves at REGULAR PRICE and claim THREE FREE items! Lasts through April 30th.

Who's Your Favorite Author?

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Do yo like to solve mysteries? Learn about author Mac Barnett and explore his amazing series, The Brixton Brothers. We'll have plenty of games, puzzles and snacks to enjoy!!

TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Meeting Room 3

TAB monthly meeting. Do you want to have input on what Teen Programs are offered at BCPL? Join TAB by filling out an application (found on the Teen Reference Desk and at www.mybcpl.org/teens) and ...

Keyboarding

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: BCPL at Computer Lab

Learn the basic steps of typing using the home row keys.

  Quick Links

  • Digital Underground

    Check out our new Digital Underground space!  Featuring: Adobe Creative Suite; music and video production software; HD camera: MIDI keyboard controller.  

  • Changes coming for holds, DVDs, and notifications

    Starting May 18th--  *All hold notices will be via email and/or text message  *All DVDs can be placed on hold.   *DVDs can be renewed once if no holds.   Click image above for the complete policy changes.  

  • 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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  • Spring Cleaning – Book Sale

    When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Don't miss our Spring Cleaning Sale! We're dusting off great bargains. Sweep TWO OF ANYTHING off the shelves at REGULAR PRICE and claim THREE FREE items! Lasts through April 30th.

    Who's Your Favorite Author?

    When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Do yo like to solve mysteries? Learn about author Mac Barnett and explore his amazing series, The Brixton Brothers. We'll have plenty of games, puzzles and snacks to enjoy!!

    TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    When: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Meeting Room 3

    TAB monthly meeting. Do you want to have input on what Teen Programs are offered at BCPL? Join TAB by filling out an application (found on the Teen Reference Desk and at www.mybcpl.org/teens) and ...

    Keyboarding

    When: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: BCPL at Computer Lab

    Learn the basic steps of typing using the home row keys.