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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.

Temporary Hours as of 09/1/20209

Monday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

All who enter the facility will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver on their initial visit. Parents or guardians will need to sign liability waivers for anyone under 18 years of age. 

Patrons may print and complete the liability waiver (PDF) to save time during their initial visit.

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

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

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CSLP Adult Slogan_Banner_Vert_Text_OnlyCongratulations to Trenton Earley! His submission, "Cerebrum", won grand prize in our Summer Reading Program Short Story Challenge. To read Trenton's story, click here.

Our Short Story Challenge this year consisted of six different categories for writers to submit their work. Here are the winners in each category:

  • Mystery: "The Track" by Susan Donoghue

  • Scary: "Forever Friends" by Mary Nickels

  • Summer Vacation: "West Branch Oak Creek" by Theresa Gabriel

  • Superhero: "Freak Like Me" by Cassie Sargent

  • Thriller: "Cerebrum" by Trenton Earley

  • Poetry: "Alley Cats" by Bethany Smith