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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 Wednesdays 9/2/2015

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Teens - Have some science and art fun with a fun project each month. Make a doodlebot 360, telescope or dripping crayon art. Some projects have limited quantities so come early. We will also have Snap Circuits and K'nex always available for learning fun. This month learn how combining some simple kitchen ingredients can create fun. Make a bouncing ball, slime or exploding sidewalk chalk.
    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5%2b8CFBgdB3BDS5gf9h71Iju9fkZoiUYSFSaVQm8FQGXxWvRm9OYiNE
  2. Tuesday Evening Book Group 9/8/2015

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: An informal book discussion group for adults. We meet in the Senior Center, newcomers very welcome. This month we will be discussing the book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.
    Wed, 09 Sep 2015 01:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6ZgrVOLWIKuP2QKT7elaNBy7yBAaRmT%2b5Ek2mVptna1L%2ffTVKMtsMu
  3. Ste(a)m Challenge 9/9/2015

    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, 09 Sep 2015 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5z7y6Xibn%2byFStZlPMP937O%2fQq6wWofY7A3pox0RWD9%2f%2fGwEsJDGqe
  4. Storytime for Children 9/11/2015

    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Columbus Library: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children 2-5 years old with a caring adult. No registration is required, meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7GTsZ157dgrSpmkUcbBfzU088mD3icsMdKJfLXtTNkgCMVhifNPkO3
  5. Starring Gracie the Read Dog 9/11/2015

    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 p.m. noon. Children may take turns reading with her in the children's room.
    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J45t6EQOw41XVdppKaj39b4hQ6FbVJVm%2fYbhrGtRf9wQrwg0eUIGR32
  6. Great Reads For Girls 9/15/2015

    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 Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library by Chris Grabenstein.
    Wed, 16 Sep 2015 01:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7vKj%2fRqDA6DqUUC4jZv5IjySVCSwTlMCfUCGQygNRBU48T8KmbTx1Q
  7. Ste(a)m Challenge 9/16/2015

    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, 16 Sep 2015 22:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5z7y6Xibn%2byFStZlPMP937XW%2fpV9AZ1JcPkoS6xjBtVxsEPBD7gs%2fC
  8. Storytime for Children 9/18/2015

    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Columbus Library: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children 2-5 years old with a caring adult. No registration is required, meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7GTsZ157dgrSpmkUcbBfzUcBgv%2fq363YQRFduGz7lyeUXnKdTEWkHx
  9. Starring Gracie the Read Dog 9/18/2015

    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 p.m. noon. Children may take turns reading with her in the children's room.
    Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J45t6EQOw41XVdppKaj39b45xqDPOApy5f5eI2zk2kzJ%2bYBEbl357Tg
  10. No Girls Allowed Drop In 9/21/2015

    3:30 AM to 5:00 AM - 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: Infinity Ring Travel through time to help Dak, Sera, and Riq thwart the evil plans of the SQ. Based on the Infinity Ring book series.
    Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5GxIetdFjrYfK%2bCSivIWKBkInxHo7R1uO%2f5w3YdPVN7BwFdL4P%2fs0B

 

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