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Address:
2530 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
 
Manager:
Darlene Nethery
Hours:
Mon. - Thurs.
10 am - 9 pm
 
Fri. - Sat.
10 am - 6 pm
 
Closed Sundays

 

  • The Columbus Library is located inside the Columbus Community Center. In addition to the library, the Community Center houses a Parks and Recreation center, complete with gym, and a senior Citizens Center.
  • The #205 bus stops right outside the library, and the new Sugarhouse streetcar "S" link runs along 2220 South, just a few blocks from us.
  • Number of Public Computers: 17.
  • WiFi access available.
  • Spanish Collection.
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms: None. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Center for information about using the community center auditorium.
  • No designated Quiet Study Area, but the library is very conducive to quiet study from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.
  • The Columbus Center was originally built in 1917 and operated as an elementary school until the late 1960's. After that, it had served different incarnations, and was finally abandoned and left to fall apart. It was purchased by South Salt Lake in the late 1990's and renovated.
  • The Columbus Library used to be located on Morris Avenue and was called the South Salt Lake Library. It was a little 3,000 square foot space we occupied for about ten years. In 2002 we were invited to move into our new 9,000 square foot space.

 

Number of Items Owned: 72,000 items

More Upcoming Columbus Library Events

  1. Beginning Yoga 7/30/2016

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Columbus Library: The practice of yoga seeks the integration of body, breath, and mind, while also improving flexibility and our ability to achieve calmness. Through a series of gentle asanas (postures) coordinated with breath, we'll seek to focus on the present moment, leaving the cares of the week behind and starting the weekend with a clear mind.Saturday Mornings June 4-July 30
    Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6KtANc52S8shBZdn2ONz4keJmLUOEY6zP4AYH%2bXhn4B7m4fcMl%2f0pK
  2. Kid's Cafe 7/30/2016

    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Columbus Library: Stop by the Columbus Library on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a free lunch. For kids 18 and younger.
    Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5A1a8EVTTMmploP59UrvQWXisVYxINMwprLoPeURn8lRrLvFGU5yOV
  3. Summer Guessing Jar 8/1/2016

    10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Columbus Library: Sign up for our "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read" summer reading challenge that starts June 1, 2016 and run through August 31, 2016. Try your luck with the guessing jar. Guess the correct amount and you could be the winner! Open to kids ages 3-12 years old, one entry per child please. The winner will be announced in September.
    Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6laiKJNMEl7U7wDqN%2fVDu16zet%2fokHgltPKJgMKNU2qKWhdbO2cb8k
  4. Resource Center 8/1/2016

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Columbus Library: Free assistance in referral services through the Community Resource Center. A case manager will be available to assist in getting access to low cost or free services such as attorneys, parenting classes, utilities, or English classes.
    Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4gBzzxD4gGtMkV29RPoPHo9TIid%2fap4GiY9CM%2fFzUzcKJ%2f6YcAL9ga
  5. On Your Mark, Get Set...Craft 8/3/2016

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Get into the race with a special craft each Wednesday. Drop by between 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Create a football, soccer ball or the logo of your favorite team out of perler beads.
    Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6dUV7T26oJH0PXbmRjUlqN3paSHYkcw9Ra2fwxqsCtyf%2b79F5q%2b%2bsZ
  6. The Dinosaur Egg 8/5/2016

    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Columbus Library: Parker Puddleboot gets a very strange egg for his birthday. Can the old hatchling really be a dinosaur? And where on earth can you find a home for a hungry dinosaur? Maybe a time machine is the answer. A puppet show geared for kids ages 3-12 years old. Meet in Room 105 at the Columbus Center.
    Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5ZPJeAcOP3hLshFFm6mi4S0p89ZX98IHnZ6gTzRvxS%2f%2fWZW6y2FwgC
  7. Kid's Cafe 8/6/2016

    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Columbus Library: Stop by the Columbus Library on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a free lunch. For kids 18 and younger.
    Sat, 06 Aug 2016 18:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5A1a8EVTTMmploP59UrvQWU00JNM7sQ%2biL3S1yyfKNSFz%2bsPAeJ6lj
  8. Resource Center 8/8/2016

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Columbus Library: Free assistance in referral services through the Community Resource Center. A case manager will be available to assist in getting access to low cost or free services such as attorneys, parenting classes, utilities, or English classes.
    Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4gBzzxD4gGtMkV29RPoPHoradiVGmnSXXQL73jnqrdrFT8PtQXHavP
  9. Tuesday Evening Book Group 8/9/2016

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Columbus Library: A book discussion group for adults. We meet in the senior center the second Tuesday of the month. Newcomers welcome. This month we will be discussing the book Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson.
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 01:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7F5rR%2bChBuwZ4EwcHMbgSEJx6CRD5IMnXHsWs46Zj8nxn9fkGhBTM4
  10. On Your Mark, Get Set...Craft 8/10/2016

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Get into the race with a special craft each Wednesday. Drop by between 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Are you the best Angry Bird player in the Columbus Library? See if you can get the highest score on the game and make your own angry bird to take home.
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6dUV7T26oJH0PXbmRjUlqNbhEzB43nJEzfMWnU8KBeGLJosOQvcujR

 

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