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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Work has begun on the Conversation Plinth on the library plaza, part of Exhibit Columbus.  Looking for information about the project? Click here!
 
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, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs, one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance, public computer, and public wireless are available at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Meeting spaces at the Main Library or Hope Branch are free of charge for non-profit use. 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 Digital Underground media lab.  

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Job Openings Available!
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Posted on 03 June 2017
Wowbrary sends weekly email alerts
Digital Underground
Posted on 22 May 2017 Now open 1:00-5:00 Weekdays.
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

Kidz Book Sale

When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - All Day
Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

Buy one kids book, get two free in our on-going book sale area. All August.

Solar Eclipse Party/Viewing

When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Library Plaza

We won’t be able to view the total solar eclipse but around 2:24 p.m. 91% of the sun will be covered. The partial eclipse begins at 12:57 p.m. and ends at 3:48 p.m. Join us to view this phenomeno...

Solar Eclipse Party/Viewing

When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Hope Branch Library

We won’t be able to view the total solar eclipse but around 2:24 p.m. 91% of the sun will be covered. The partial eclipse begins at 12:57 p.m. and ends at 3:48 p.m. Join us to view this phe...

Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-5

When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Put on your thinking caps and join us on Mondays at 4:00pm as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Each session includes a read aloud, make-n-take and ideas to continue your...

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  • Solar Eclipse Party/Viewing

     2:24 p.m. 91% of the sun will be covered. The partial eclipse begins at 12:57 p.m. and ends at 3:48 p.m. 

  • Taking Better Pictures

     Get the most out of your camera to get the best picture.

  • Art House In The Red Room

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 1947 Japanese film One Wonderful Sunday. Filmed during the Allied occupation of Japan after WW II, it depicts a couple spending a day in Tokyo. English subtitles.

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

Work has begun on the Conversation Plinth on the library plaza, part of Exhibit Columbus.  Looking for information about the project? Click here!
 
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, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs, one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance, public computer, and public wireless are available at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Meeting spaces at the Main Library or Hope Branch are free of charge for non-profit use. 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 Digital Underground media lab.  

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  • Kidz Book Sale

    When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - All Day
    Where: BCPL at Book Sale Area (Main Floor)

    Buy one kids book, get two free in our on-going book sale area. All August.

    Solar Eclipse Party/Viewing

    When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Library Plaza

    We won’t be able to view the total solar eclipse but around 2:24 p.m. 91% of the sun will be covered. The partial eclipse begins at 12:57 p.m. and ends at 3:48 p.m. Join us to view this phenomeno...

    Solar Eclipse Party/Viewing

    When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Hope Branch Library

    We won’t be able to view the total solar eclipse but around 2:24 p.m. 91% of the sun will be covered. The partial eclipse begins at 12:57 p.m. and ends at 3:48 p.m. Join us to view this phe...

    Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-5

    When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Put on your thinking caps and join us on Mondays at 4:00pm as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Each session includes a read aloud, make-n-take and ideas to continue your...