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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. Remember Mom 5/5/2016

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Children are invited to come to the Columbus Library and make a simple craft for their mom for Mother's Day.
    Thu, 05 May 2016 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5JGTY%2fy9uFiGLjNnHMp0oeRmQcvUGVZO8haWJtIf4IXRvwe2tK2HKa
  2. Remember Mom 5/6/2016

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Children are invited to come to the Columbus Library and make a simple craft for their mom for Mother's Day.
    Fri, 06 May 2016 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5JGTY%2fy9uFiGLjNnHMp0oetybb6RU4P15afj7yk7Yn6fjiRHDo%2fXLA
  3. Remember Mom 5/7/2016

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Children are invited to come to the Columbus Library and make a simple craft for their mom for Mother's Day.
    Sat, 07 May 2016 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5JGTY%2fy9uFiGLjNnHMp0oe3xyjLdwgecZ2EBXRyfCVQzVcNMsv%2fvnF
  4. Tuesday Evening Book Group 5/10/2016

    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, "Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie.
    Wed, 11 May 2016 01:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7F5rR%2bChBuwZ4EwcHMbgSE8IhHWUw%2f4HirpXf75oSh%2bH%2b%2f1darX4Of
  5. Ste(a)m Challenge 5/11/2016

    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, 11 May 2016 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5z7y6Xibn%2byFStZlPMP937D7hfBc6gmZSXR0FN5biFTlDh4anPQyrn
  6. Utah Yo-Yo Championship Tournament 5/14/2016

    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: We are pleased to present the 2016 Utah YoYo Contest. Honoring the tradition set forth by Utah native yoyo legend Dale Myrberg, this year’s contest is a return to form – An homage to the early years of the Utah State YoYo Contest. A nod of respect to those who came before, and a moment of truth for those who are coming up. This year’s contest will feature divisions to suit any age or ability. In addition to crowning the best player in Utah, there will be raffles, workshops, giveaways and fun for everybody. Prizes and awards provided by the most respected makers in modern yoyo. Come witness pure joy on a string and world class, dynamic yoyo play. This contest is open to the public and free to attend. A registration fee is required to compete.
    Sat, 14 May 2016 15:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7dZB4wV6OYiZrpqUA%2fBTw3uxbdM0B7MeRww%2bnvojgFFIOYKnG2ubSz
  7. Heroes Adventure Club Drop In 5/16/2016

    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Columbus Library: Drop by between 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for activity or craft packed fun geared for guys! Join us for a great new theme each month based on books boys will love. This month's theme is: Robots Robots Robots! Explore the awesome world of robots and robotics. Activities will include hands on experience building your very own robot.
    Mon, 16 May 2016 21:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5GxIetdFjrYfK%2bCSivIWKB18A9A7xV%2b1upoFqP%2f34cHtHmNpX%2fZmrC
  8. Great Reads For Girls 5/17/2016

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: A book discussion group for girls 8-12 years old with Mom or other caring adult. We have lively book discussions, make a craft, and treats are served too! We meet the third Tuesday of the month. This month we will be discussing the book " Fourteenth Goldfish" by Jennifer L. Holm.
    Wed, 18 May 2016 01:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7vKj%2fRqDA6DqUUC4jZv5IjSWXA71XuQLgJ2FKxEasp0KXuquTEHRR3
  9. Ste(a)m Challenge 5/18/2016

    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, 18 May 2016 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5z7y6Xibn%2byFStZlPMP937yO2yiMIdtBrszCOBN6C87g4CWHTOWcmJ
  10. Talent of Talons 5/23/2016

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: With the help of three of the Ogden Nature Center's resident raptors, students will get an introduction to birds of prey and their unique characteristics.
    Tue, 24 May 2016 01:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J55Iz7CLiYO8XzO4tuUAgLlBqbFcZQqVq%2fAZqFPTn6TM5Rw05Se4nfT

 

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