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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
Plaza Renovations
Posted on 05 May 2014
Major construction has ended!

  Upcoming Events

Super Summer Sale

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Now through August 30 - buy one book, get two free.

TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

TAB is made up of teens from all over Bartholomew County. We meet once per month to discuss teen programming, plan events, etc. If you'd like to be in the TAB please fill out an application ...

Improving Your Health One Bite at a Time

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Are biotech foods safe to eat? Most of us have eaten genetically modified foods without knowing it, but are they safe? Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S. grocery shelves have genetic...

Super Summer Sale

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Now through August 30 - buy one book, get two free.

  Quick Links

  • Keep Your Heart Beating

    Dr. Sorin Pusca, cardiothoracic suregon at CRH, will give an overview of common heart procedures that keep your heart in tick-tock shape.

  • Steps Through Time

    This 2-day event features lots of local history! See a diverse and unique sampling of memorabillia and meet the people who make it a passion to preserve our heritage!

  • Sharon Randall

    Award winning, nationally read columnist Sharon Randall will share her wit, wisdom, and thoughts.  Viewpoint Books will sell copies of her book.  Sharon will be at Hope Moravian Church 9/17 at 6:30 PM.  

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Super Summer Sale

    When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Now through August 30 - buy one book, get two free.

    TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    TAB is made up of teens from all over Bartholomew County. We meet once per month to discuss teen programming, plan events, etc. If you'd like to be in the TAB please fill out an application ...

    Improving Your Health One Bite at a Time

    When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Are biotech foods safe to eat? Most of us have eaten genetically modified foods without knowing it, but are they safe? Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S. grocery shelves have genetic...

    Super Summer Sale

    When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Now through August 30 - buy one book, get two free.