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Address:
2530 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
 
Manager:
Stephanie Jewett
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. Build A Better World Guessing Jar 6/27/2017

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Sign up for our "Build A Better World" summer reading challenge at the County Library. It begins on June 1, 2017 and runs through July 31, 2017. Try your luck with the guessing jar. Guess the correct number of items and you could be a winner! For children ages 3-12 years of age, winner will be selected in August.
    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J51X57b2xR3KZ3IUEE7vo9LbRMpzhFV9oCEdrLltS51xwPutHvVJCoa
  2. U of U Youth Theatre Performance 6/27/2017

    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Columbus Library: Youth theatre at the U will bring their Kazum Jackson's Hilarious Plague improvisation troupe to play creative and imaginative games with the audience.
    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5ZOJ%2b8wF0OQffRGLLAdlzlCInZnFB5L3EPr8BrnKbWuquvBc7%2fsbCm
  3. Build A Better World Guessing Jar 6/28/2017

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Sign up for our "Build A Better World" summer reading challenge at the County Library. It begins on June 1, 2017 and runs through July 31, 2017. Try your luck with the guessing jar. Guess the correct number of items and you could be a winner! For children ages 3-12 years of age, winner will be selected in August.
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J51X57b2xR3KZ3IUEE7vo9LxmW%2f0xNGfvRDa7%2fuiLVqsQnBHcS7U%2fer
  4. Book Source 6/28/2017

    10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Columbus Library: An informal book talk in various genres on a variety of themes. We meet at 10:15 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, in the Senior Center in the computer/craft room. This month we will be discussing the new Reader's Choice book selections for July-October 2017.
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:15:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6cCPaJKgj%2fOowXXeD%2b28dZPkTQP5w94BCzVlVMOMrQ3AugAOcaQZsq
  5. Bilingual Story Time 6/28/2017

    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Columbus Library
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:15:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4rpjRy6dNzsBZdDkVDkN7hWYLrfMJZEqV%2fuczEMJ52UNb8wjXh%2bPgl
  6. Beginning Robotics 6/28/2017

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Columbus Library: This camp teaches students to program robots, giving them the power to build, program and commend their own. The new EV3 sets includes everything the student needs to create any of the 17 robots making them walk, talk, move and basically do whatever they can imagine. Geared for upper elementary school age and teens, limited to 15 participants. Please register in person or call the Columbus Library at 801-944-7656 to reserve a place beginning June 1, 2017.
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7OpXiltieSav5bimWxCJFE5RDwZvnuvTIkbK1tBhDuhniQpDGRojH8
  7. Join the Club 6/28/2017

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Columbus Library: Learn, create, compute, and build with STEM based toys and games.
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J40%2f6b9kqL84nxh8zlixpdwsRSrhPROUOurUfd0NF4Y%2bEJbYp1Q8ckm
  8. Next Chapter Book Group 6/28/2017

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Columbus Library: This is a book club for adults with disabilities. The group meets weekly to read, learn, and laugh with each other. The ability to read is NOT required.
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5cjHo3ZotjH6wC0zBYGwkFOlYnfOU8DbgbEE2WhiOieoloNWA2nACc
  9. Build A Better World Guessing Jar 6/29/2017

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Sign up for our "Build A Better World" summer reading challenge at the County Library. It begins on June 1, 2017 and runs through July 31, 2017. Try your luck with the guessing jar. Guess the correct number of items and you could be a winner! For children ages 3-12 years of age, winner will be selected in August.
    Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J51X57b2xR3KZ3IUEE7vo9LJw1Ri08afz3UzO3T9WcsbtnKIZI6iKDD
  10. Beginning Robotics 6/29/2017

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Columbus Library: This camp teaches students to program robots, giving them the power to build, program and commend their own. The new EV3 sets includes everything the student needs to create any of the 17 robots making them walk, talk, move and basically do whatever they can imagine. Geared for upper elementary school age and teens, limited to 15 participants. Please register in person or call the Columbus Library at 801-944-7656 to reserve a place beginning June 1, 2017.
    Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7OpXiltieSav5bimWxCJFE37pEQnFs%2f9856o3qAmtM0r1zDG5QSVt1

 

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