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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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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: Wednesday, August 16, 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.

Coder Dojo Python Grades 6-12

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

Learn how to create stories, games and animations using Python in an informal & creative environment.

Art House in the Red Room Film Series

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Host Kyle Willey will show the 2002 version of The Count of Monte Cristo based on the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas. Stars Jim Caviezel and Richard Harris.

Kidz Book Sale

When: Thursday, August 17, 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.

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  • Art House In The Red Room

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 2002 version of The Count of Monte Cristo based on the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas. Stars Jim Caviezel and Richard Harris.

  • General Lew Wallace at Mill Race Center

    Learn about the life of Civil War general and Hoosier author Lew Wallace, as portrayed by Terry Furgason. Wallace was born in Brookville, died in Crawfordsville and is perhaps best known as the author of Ben Hur. 

  • Artist Spotlight

    Enjoy some punk rock music from The Katatonics and surf rock from the Razor Ramones.

  • Classic Movie Matinee

     Enjoy the 1946 classic The Big Sleep starring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. Film is based on the 1939 book of the same name by Raymond Chandler.

  • 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: Wednesday, August 16, 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.

    Coder Dojo Python Grades 6-12

    When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

    Learn how to create stories, games and animations using Python in an informal & creative environment.

    Art House in the Red Room Film Series

    When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 2002 version of The Count of Monte Cristo based on the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas. Stars Jim Caviezel and Richard Harris.

    Kidz Book Sale

    When: Thursday, August 17, 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.