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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

All Audio All December Sale

When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

During December buy one get one free-includes CDs, records, audio books and DVDs in our on-going book sale area.

Affordable Health Care/SIHO

When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Computer Lab

Educational session regarding the Affordable Care Act - SIHO Representatives will be available to assist with questions, enrollment, and help you determine if you qualify for a reduced premium t...

After School Movie: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

All teens grades 7-12 are welcome to join us to watch the movie. We will be discussing The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan in our book club on Dec. 15. Participation in both programs is NOT ...

Wild Things

When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Learn interesting information and make a craft about moose!

  Quick Links

  • Holiday Hours

    Please take note of the changes to our regular hours due to the holidays.

  • Our Heroes Tree

    Make an ornament to honor a veteran.  Place ornaments on the Heroes Tree at the library entrance.  The tree will stay through December.  

  • 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. 

  • All Audio All Video Sale in December

    In December, all Audio and Video items in our sale area  are buy one, get on free! Music, audio books, movies!

  • 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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  • All Audio All December Sale

    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    During December buy one get one free-includes CDs, records, audio books and DVDs in our on-going book sale area.

    Affordable Health Care/SIHO

    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Computer Lab

    Educational session regarding the Affordable Care Act - SIHO Representatives will be available to assist with questions, enrollment, and help you determine if you qualify for a reduced premium t...

    After School Movie: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    All teens grades 7-12 are welcome to join us to watch the movie. We will be discussing The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan in our book club on Dec. 15. Participation in both programs is NOT ...

    Wild Things

    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Learn interesting information and make a craft about moose!