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Columbus Public Library, with the help of a bookmobile, provides library services to Platte County, Nebraska residents. The library provides both print and electronic resources, and both in-person and online services. In addition to traditional library offerings, patrons have access to public access computers, copy machines, tablets, printers, fax service, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, a Makerspace, outreach, and quality programming for patrons of all ages. Additionally, the library donates space to the Columbus Art Gallery. The library truly does connect people and ideas.


Monday - Thursday9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

View (PDF) the Library Hours policy for the holiday closing schedule.

The computer lab and meeting rooms close 15 minutes prior to closing.

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Summer Reading Short Story Contest:

1st place: "The New/Old" by April Rivera
2nd place: "Unsettled Waters" by Susan Donoghue
3rd place: "The Set Up" by Trenton R. Earley

Librarian's Shelf Articles

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Library Connection Newsletter

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Thank you for your participation and interest in the development of a new library building project. 

Based on results from our first survey and roundtable discussions, we have worked with Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture to develop options for additional components that could be included in a new library building.

Please share your thoughts and help us design the best building for our community by taking this short survey regarding the size and scope of potential additional features.

Click here to take the survey