The Columbus Metropolitan Library Is Now Open For Limited Indoor Services

COVID-19 has changed the way that we do almost everything in our day to day lives.

As we continue to grapple with this virus, some services are finding ways to adapt and change, and the Columbus Metropolitan Library is no exception. Although library branches around the city had been closed but offering curbside pickup and extended borrowing times, most have now reopened with limited services.

Curbside pickup is still available at all open locations and an option for customers who just want to order their books online and pick them up, but now some indoor services are available as well.

At most locations, customers can now enter the building for a variety of services, including:

  • Using a computer (50-minute limit)
  • Printing, copying, scanning and faxing
  • Picking up items
  • Returning items
  • Getting Grab & Go Books

While visiting any library location, all customers age 2 and older are required to wear a face covering. Customers can’t browse the library’s collection while visiting, but the library staff will be on hand to help customers find books and other materials.

Additionally, beginning Monday, Aug. 17, the library will offer Job Help services at the Franklinton and Hilltop branches. Job Help will offer personalized job search help, technology skills training, and information about how to connect with local resources and the state unemployment office.

You can learn more about Limited Services, Curbside Pickup, and the library’s COVID-19 response here.

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