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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

Changes to circulation policies starting May 18th
Posted on 21 April 2015
DVD holds, text hold notices, renewal policy changes, more.
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: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

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

Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

When: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Art Print Area (Main Floor)

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 - August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Pub...

After School Movie: Sky High (PG)

When: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Hang out at the library after school (bring your friends!!!) and watch Sky High. Teens beginning their freshman year of high school discover they are being sent to a special school because their par...

Super Summer Sale!

When: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

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

  Quick Links

  • Summer Reading Club--- All Ages! June 1 to August 8

    Sign up for the Reading Club starting June 1st. Read books, have fun, win prizes!  

  • 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.  

  • Columbus, Everything Is Awesome!

    Features architectural models made from Legos. See the exhibit on the Columbus library's main floor.  Runs through August 29th.  A partnership between BCPL and Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives.  

  • 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. 

  • Library Chatter Radio Show

    Most Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM, on 1010 WCSI AM, hear library staff chatter away on the latest in the library or non-library world.  

  • 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.  

  • Reframe Columbus

    Visit this art exhibit of images of Columbus from 1970s and today.  Exhibit is in the main level of the Columbus library, and runs through August 29th.  

   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: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

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

    Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

    When: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Art Print Area (Main Floor)

    Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 - August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Pub...

    After School Movie: Sky High (PG)

    When: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Hang out at the library after school (bring your friends!!!) and watch Sky High. Teens beginning their freshman year of high school discover they are being sent to a special school because their par...

    Super Summer Sale!

    When: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

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