In these rapidly changing times, Columbus Metropolitan Library remains committed to providing our diverse community with access to information.  During its closure, the library has ensured that a wealth of digital resources are readily available, including trusted resources for information about the pandemic, streaming and downloadable content, eAudiobooks and eBooks, online homework help for students (and parents) learning from home, job help resources for the recently unemployed, early literacy training for its youngest customers through Online Storytime and so much more.

Times are challenging and people in our community depend on the library. While library staff have enjoyed connecting with customers in new ways, everyone looks forward to the day when Columbus Metropolitan Library can reopen its doors to give customers a helping hand in person. In the meantime, the library remains committed to providing digital and virtual resources to do its part to return central Ohio to health and prosperity. 



We know you may not be able to give at this time, and we understand. If you are able to donate, please know that a gift of any size will make a difference in the library’s ability to adapt and respond to our community’s needs. 

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When you shop on Amazon, go through its charitable giving program AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. And 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation when you select our organization.

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Kroger Community Rewards

When you connect your Plus Card to the library, Kroger will donate a portion of the sales to our organization. To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (group number PH417). Once enrolled, you'll earn rewards every time you shop and use your Plus Card. Remember to renew annually to keep your account active.

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