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Columbus Public Library provides library services to the community of Columbus, Nebraska. 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, meeting room, Wi-Fi, a makerspace, outreach, and quality programming for patrons of all ages. The library truly does connect people and ideas.

To view drone footage of construction of the new building, visit the Community Building Construction Playlist on the City of Columbus YouTube channel.


Monday9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1:00 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.

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Adult SRP Short Story Contest Winner SLIDE

Click here to read Emily's winning story 

Also, Congratulations to Jared Barton on winning second place, and Connie Thomas on placing third.

Click here to read Jared's story, Sir Maxymilian.

Click here to read Connie's story, The Umbrella.