5 Fantastic Places To Work Or Study In Columbus That Aren’t Your Living Room

Sometimes, finding a quiet place to get a little work finished is easier said than done.

Whether you’re writing a paper for school or brainstorming a special project for work, there’s something wonderfully helpful finding your own quiet corner, especially right now when many of us are sharing our home workspaces with loved ones who are also attempting to work and study. Inspiration can strike over a cup of coffee or while you’re curled up on a comfy sofa, the inspiration that you may not have found at home.

If you are looking for a great place to focus on checking some stuff off of your to-do list, we’ve got some suggestions. P.S. Don’t forget to wear your mask and stay at home if you’re feeling unwell.

Columbus Metropolitan Main Library

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About: The library may seem like an obvious choice, but you’d be surprised at how many pass up this amazing resource! While the library has seen some big changes due to COVID-19, they’ve recently reopened with limited services. You can use a computer and print and copy items, which is perfect if, like myself, the ink in your printer ran out about two years ago.
Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave.
COVID-19 Restrictions: Columbus Metropolitain Libraries are open for limited hours and with limited services. You can find out more right here.

Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op

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About: Bottoms Up was originally founded as a hybrid cafe + coworking space with a social mission to reduce infant mortality.
Today, Bottoms Up Cafe, and it’s adjoining coworking space serves as an accessible and respectful place of work and community. Whether you’re looking for a productive workspace, a conversation with friends, or a quiet cup of coffee, you are welcome at Bottoms Up.
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 1069 W Broad St.
COVID-19 Restrictions: Bottoms Up has reworked their layout to offer more social distancing while in the cafe. You can take a peek for yourself on their Facebook page.

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters

About: I’ve been a longtime fan of Stauf’s. They have a handful of locations around Columbus where you can get cozy with your laptop, enjoy a delicious brew (or two) and hunker down. If you’re in search of some fantastic outdoor space, visit their German Village location. The patio is huge.
Hours: Hours vary by location
Location: View all locations here
COVID-19 Restrictions: Stauf’s has changed the layout of their stores to maximize safe space for customers, and they have some truly fantastic patios that offer outdoor space for visitors as well. You can learn more about the safety precautions here.

Serendipity Labs

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About: Not all co-working spaces are created equal. Serendipity Labs is absolutely stunning. With two locations, the spaces are open, bright, and come with fun amenities. It doesn’t matter if you work from home and you’re looking for a place a couple of days a week, or if you just need a quiet place to study for the day, Serendipity Labs can and will accommodate you. Their Short North location has a killer patio with a view of the city, which would be a pretty great place to get a little work done on a warmer day.
Hours: Hours vary by location
Location: View both locations here
COVID-19 Restrictions: Serendipity Labs has put extensive COVID-19 precautions in place at their co-working spaces. You can read more about the changes they’ve made, which include cleaning protocols, PPE requirements, and reserved seating, right here.

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

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About: Sometimes you just want to feel like you’re doing something to make the world a better place. Spending your time and money at The Roosevelt is a fantastic way to give yourself that warm fuzzy feeling. The coffeehouse pairs with organizations that are working to fight the injustices of hunger, unclean water, sex trafficking, and slavery, both locally and around the world. If that’s not a little motivation to get to work, I don’t know what is!
Hours: Open daily for dine-in from 8 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Locations: 300 E Long St. and 462 W. Broad St.
COVID-19 Restrictions: In addition to reduced seating capacity, PPE requirements, and extensive cleaning protocols, The Roosevelt also has patio options available at both of their locations. You can learn more about their COVID-19 guidelines here.

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