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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, downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs and computer classes 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 and the new Digital Underground media lab.  

 Latest News

Job Opening- Teen Services Library Assistant
Posted on 21 August 2015
We are looking for an approachable and energetic person for our Teen Services Department
Digital Underground
Posted on 04 April 2015
Now open in the library's lower level.
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.

  Upcoming Events

Super Summer Sale!

When: Monday, August 31, 2015 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

All books in our ongoing book sale are half price June through August.

TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

When: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Monthly TAB meeting. Not a part of TAB? Wish you were? Join by filling out the application located on the teen desk and at www.mybcpl.org/teens. Return completed applications to the teen desk. Have que...

Eva Kor: The Triumph of the Human Spirit, from Auschwitz to Forgiveness

When: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Non library location (see description)

Program will be held at The Commons.
Eva will present at Hauser Jr-Sr High School at 1:00 p.m.

At the age of ten, Eva and her twin sister Miriam were taken ...

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

When: Tuesday, September 01, 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 Gr...

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  • Help Decide The Future

    Please take this survey on library services.  Your participation will help shape the library's future!

  • Overdrive has free eBooks and Audiobooks!

    Check out our Overdrive catalog to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks! You can download the Overdrive app too! 

  • Digital Underground

    Check out our new Digital Underground space!  Featuring: Adobe Creative Suite; music and video production software; HD camera: MIDI keyboard controller.   Click here for more information on the space.  

  • New! Drivers Practice Tests and Manuals

    Use this database to access Indiana sample drivers tests, including CDL and motorcycle.  Driver manuals also included.  

  • 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. 

  • The Walking Dead is on Overdrive

    Read Walking Dead eBooks and online comic books through Overdrive.  

  • Zinio

    Zinio has full-color magazines. Create an account with your library card, then check out issues.  Read them on your PC or mobile device using the Zinio For Libraries app.  

  • Archaeology In Indiana

    Retired state archaeologist Rick Jones covers discoveries, investigation, preservation techniques, and accomplishments in Indiana over the past 25 years. 

   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, downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs and computer classes 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 and the new Digital Underground media lab.  

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  • Super Summer Sale!

    When: Monday, August 31, 2015 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    All books in our ongoing book sale are half price June through August.

    TAB: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    When: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Monthly TAB meeting. Not a part of TAB? Wish you were? Join by filling out the application located on the teen desk and at www.mybcpl.org/teens. Return completed applications to the teen desk. Have que...

    Eva Kor: The Triumph of the Human Spirit, from Auschwitz to Forgiveness

    When: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Non library location (see description)

    Program will be held at The Commons.
    Eva will present at Hauser Jr-Sr High School at 1:00 p.m.

    At the age of ten, Eva and her twin sister Miriam were taken ...

    Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

    When: Tuesday, September 01, 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 Gr...