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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

NOTE: The Columbus Library will be closed on Thursday 12/25 AND Friday 12/26 for the holiday. It will reopen on Saturday 12/27 from 10am to 6pm.

 

  • 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. Wednesday Morning Book Group 1/28/2015

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Columbus Library Columbus Library: An informal Book Talk; good stuff in various genres or on a variety of themes. We are exploring heaven this month. Utah author, Suzanne Freeman will be talking about Near Death Experiences. We will be meeting in the Columbus Center auditorium. Free, for questions please call the Columbus Library 801 944-7656.
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:30:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6MaIqfeda22NYf5MBnODW59Qh4qkv2PhfuKYaktqnzF73CGBCM6tIx
  2. Writing Coaching 1/28/2015

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: Receive one on one collaborative writing assistance and helpful feedback in a supportive environment. Bring any type of writing: resumes, essays, short stories, research papers, letters, etc. Writing coaching is open to all ages. Writing coaching is presented by the Salt Lake Community college, meet in the Columbus library by the information desk.
    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4RjTTsgtR%2ffS2NwZMxTy96blX7JvNMdT2ewyJLltryWJjFGbmNLO53
  3. Children's Storytime 1/30/2015

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Columbus Library Columbus Library: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children age 2-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required; meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:30:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7hNCaSJihW42qbizRbAmzgjc8QV3OpP17kLoUCNrW4UGkWm2UpBMX6
  4. Starring Gracie the Read Dog 1/30/2015

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Columbus Library: Gracie the read dog from Intermountain Therapy Animals will be at the Columbus Library from 11:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon. Children may take turns reading with her. Meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5ohKsFFhxd%2bPmNZc7XSesFtprB1zO0OAwV%2f8%2bgbJsKVSTrL3mrdsBD
  5. Hearts Lace & Love 2/2/2015

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Make a valentine for someone special you love. For all ages, drop in during library hours.
    Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5mVnfFzWAdxoosWfc%2bn%2bKtzy38i3fr%2bDy5HXTg0SMx8MwznbKQthTS
  6. Writing Coaching 2/2/2015

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: Receive one on one collaborative writing assistance and helpful feedback in a supportive environment. Bring any type of writing: resumes, essays, short stories, research papers, letters, etc. Writing coaching is open to all ages. Writing coaching is presented by the Salt Lake Community college, meet in the Columbus library by the information desk.
    Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4Khqn%2bmHuA3iQfVJu%2b9rqI%2bADd0YnuqAmrF76SP7RUEOCqRyRaRi2W
  7. Hearts Lace & Love 2/3/2015

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Make a valentine for someone special you love. For all ages, drop in during library hours.
    Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5mVnfFzWAdxoosWfc%2bn%2bKtG9deqByrRj%2bRYsM9fViq%2fXEW%2f7wkFz%2fI
  8. Hearts Lace & Love 2/4/2015

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Make a valentine for someone special you love. For all ages, drop in during library hours.
    Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5mVnfFzWAdxoosWfc%2bn%2bKt6HMsgUXet6J%2fwYH8KlSxP6R404fr7YEf
  9. Writing Coaching 2/4/2015

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: Receive one on one collaborative writing assistance and helpful feedback in a supportive environment. Bring any type of writing: resumes, essays, short stories, research papers, letters, etc. Writing coaching is open to all ages. Writing coaching is presented by the Salt Lake Community college, meet in the Columbus library by the information desk.
    Thu, 05 Feb 2015 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4RjTTsgtR%2ffS2NwZMxTy96oC9NB1sBKGAJWZ8TnWyZ4VDTbO2o79Qc
  10. Hearts Lace & Love 2/5/2015

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Make a valentine for someone special you love. For all ages, drop in during library hours.
    Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5mVnfFzWAdxoosWfc%2bn%2bKtVi7kIAlMyVT2RvudG09anU7H62pLfQJ0

 

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