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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. Sparking Craft Fun 8/28/2014

    3:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Columbus Library: Drop by the Columbus Library between 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm and spark a reaction with a fun craft.Create your own balloon hovercraft today. We may have races if enough people show up at the same time!
    Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7eR22DfjIdfxK6tNbRfQje3UAa%2fvL56V%2b%2fkIThfX8MAkzpr137VsKx
  2. Children's Storytime 9/5/2014

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Columbus Library Columbus Library: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children age 2-5 years old.Must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required, meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5ipkPb3a6WqQutR%2frmQRfWQ4yUMv5ynycRPbOiCXCCE%2bJg9atvx6uk
  3. Book Dudes Action 9/8/2014

    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.
    Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:30:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6nvVrPBkgT1aa01dPeIwgiA67qVjXGakX08lROZNsUnTIX2LVzuU21
  4. Writing Coaching 9/8/2014

    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.Meet in the Columbus library by the information desk. Presented by the Salt Lake Community College.
    Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J656ioc9hQVyHXea98qPcovcC1vq6n4%2bO68JDIIs5Nu6ym2C3I7VmUj
  5. Tuesday Evening Book Group 9/9/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: Tonight we discuss the 2014 One County, One Book selection Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Can't get a physical book? Check out the e-audiobook here.
    Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6HxIpkWCV5%2bKqQR0%2fW5gKBvnwsrKKf6dapqnDZp%2fyWfPrx6bSPCezK
  6. Children's Storytime 9/12/2014

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Columbus Library Columbus Library: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children age 2-5 years old.Must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required, meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5ipkPb3a6WqQutR%2frmQRfWKSvKT24N06gE3r%2fd2tviANzPa2IARgaY
  7. Writing Coaching 9/15/2014

    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.Meet in the Columbus library by the information desk. Presented by the Salt Lake Community College.
    Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J656ioc9hQVyHXea98qPcovifE%2bYtid5bqnKp%2fm9viEF38PjogpSsU5
  8. Great Reads for Girls 9/16/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Columbus Library Columbus Library: A book discussion group for girls ages 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, excluding December. It is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time together, have fun and meet new friends. We will be discussing the book 'Three Times Lucky' by Sheila Turnage.
    Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6JL5owGR1jiuAJUI9RRvfLNt842biIHj%2bXV3J2Su%2b0EYtQKee7Xj%2fY
  9. Hula Hoop Weaving 9/18/2014

    3:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Columbus Library: Take one hula hoop and a bunch of shirts to create a fun rug. Stop by Columbus Library and help with the creation of rug or make your own.
    Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7mHT4lQsy4JZhG4mNvZdWZYhhkMeIuvFV%2fPzMsrktYSwgaIN4f4ub%2b
  10. Children's Storytime 9/19/2014

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Columbus Library Columbus Library: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children age 2-5 years old.Must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required, meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5ipkPb3a6WqQutR%2frmQRfWf1NPfqIhv2nREDBOOtWedRREGyvcCCHA
 

 

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