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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. Ste(a)m Challenge 5/25/2016

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Drop by and see if you can complete the K’nex or Snap Circuit challenge.
    Wed, 25 May 2016 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5z7y6Xibn%2byFStZlPMP9375lFVBSIaM75CtebbpeLmLeFCHa3dYY78
  2. Books for Blood 5/26/2016

    3:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Columbus Library: Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life and in this case, get you a book. The American Red Cross is bringing their blood mobile and for every donation, you can get a book off our book sale table. Make an appointment online at redcross.org or call Columbus Library for an appointment.
    Thu, 26 May 2016 21:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7i5CY%2bKeWB8k30CWi3YSR6sytW%2bAAsNo11OyvpCSez2a7gEj3hosCK
  3. Summer Guessing Jar 6/1/2016

    10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Columbus Library: Sign up for our "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read" summer reading library program. It begins June 1, 2016 and runs through August 31, 2016. Try your luck with the guessing jar. Guess the correct amount and you could be the winner. One entry per child, for kids ages 3-12 years old. Winner will be chosen in September.
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4srOz%2b4AVgy0jEEMjQM6WxbyVZ%2bGLaezVgsKTlJM7OHReeEQcZ0g15
  4. Beginning Yoga 6/4/2016

    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-August 27th.
    Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6KtANc52S8shBZdn2ONz4kcUqEVdzUU2yV02E2hontXixhRKnktSby
  5. Bolly X 6/7/2016

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Columbus Library: A fitness class based on the music and dance of the Bollywood Film Industry. For teens and adults. Meet in Room 106 at the Columbus Center on 2530 South 500 East South Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6qzG6ZyesKS49fsRTCI1RlXpOvpETYNIjqcP%2f2HfD4Dzw%2f0XI0L6iA
  6. Lego Club 6/10/2016

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Stop by the library and see what you can create with legos!
    Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6jilZmzJk6f2JgXC1KwLsEyFrJV2StX6ntsRO%2b5JACvpkGnKKOVQ3r
  7. Beginning Yoga 6/11/2016

    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-August 27th.
    Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6KtANc52S8shBZdn2ONz4knE%2bi%2bs5YQUmo%2blYg01GaFEE05gVH8b1e
  8. Bolly X 6/14/2016

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Columbus Library: A fitness class based on the music and dance of the Bollywood Film Industry. For teens and adults. Meet in Room 106 at the Columbus Center on 2530 South 500 East South Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6qzG6ZyesKS49fsRTCI1RlLdH9oOxEDs1OL640FOeHhiVxW5E6XGwy
  9. Tuesday Evening Book Group 6/14/2016

    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 discuss the book "There's No Place Like Here" by Cecelia Ahern.
    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7F5rR%2bChBuwZ4EwcHMbgSEEgqe67AbLPqu9bf1QxjZkdPO8REQmknC
  10. On Your Mark, Get Set...Craft 6/15/2016

    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.Make a Pom Pom Shooter today.
    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6dUV7T26oJH0PXbmRjUlqN%2bDmzMkgjZ6s7oSYW0hiZX5xyv7wXGTlZ

 

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