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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

Modern Totem Sculpture Coming To Library Plaza
Posted on 18 February 2014
This Martin Beach sculpture will be part of the connection between the Visitors Center and the new Library Plaza.
Digital Help Guides
Posted on 02 February 2014
Help guides for downloadable audio, video, books, magazines, and more!
Plaza Renovations
Posted on 14 October 2013
Major construction has resumed!

  Upcoming Events

Harry Weese in Columbus – The First Decade

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Art Print Area (Main Floor)

An exhibit documenting Weese’s architecture in Columbus, 1950 to 1960. Items include correspondence; Irwin Union Bank in Hope; Columbus Engine Plant; Cummins Guest House; Residences; Schmitt...

Harry Weese in Columbus – The First Decade

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Art Print Area (Main Floor)

An exhibit documenting Weese’s architecture in Columbus, 1950 to 1960. Items include correspondence; Irwin Union Bank in Hope; Columbus Engine Plant; Cummins Guest House; Residences; Schmitt S...

Goosebumps Book Club

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Do you like to read? Do you like to do fun activities? Are you ages 7 - 10? Then join the Goosebumps book club! We will meet twice a month, on the first Friday and last Friday of each month from 4:00pm -...

Science Lab

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Experiments with buoyancy!

  Quick Links

  • 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!

  • Genetic Testing

    Dr. Lisa Spock will discuss genetic testing's role in diagnosis, treatment, and prediction of future disease.  

  • Hoopla!

    We’re excited to offer hoopla, a great new library app, to stream your favorite movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks! Head over to hoopladigital.com or come into the library to sign up and get more info!

  • BCPL on Twitter!

    Get your updates from BCPL in 140 characters or less!

  • Plaza Project

    See more about the improvements we are making!

    Like us on Facebook to see construction updates: https://www.facebook.com/mybcpl

  • Visit Overdrive

    Thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks for you to check out, download, and enjoy today!   http://barth.lib.overdrive.com

   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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  • Harry Weese in Columbus – The First Decade

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Art Print Area (Main Floor)

    An exhibit documenting Weese’s architecture in Columbus, 1950 to 1960. Items include correspondence; Irwin Union Bank in Hope; Columbus Engine Plant; Cummins Guest House; Residences; Schmitt...

    Harry Weese in Columbus – The First Decade

    When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Art Print Area (Main Floor)

    An exhibit documenting Weese’s architecture in Columbus, 1950 to 1960. Items include correspondence; Irwin Union Bank in Hope; Columbus Engine Plant; Cummins Guest House; Residences; Schmitt S...

    Goosebumps Book Club

    When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Do you like to read? Do you like to do fun activities? Are you ages 7 - 10? Then join the Goosebumps book club! We will meet twice a month, on the first Friday and last Friday of each month from 4:00pm -...

    Science Lab

    When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Experiments with buoyancy!