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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. Resource Center 1/23/2017

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Columbus Library: Free assistance in referral services through the Community Resource Center. A case manager will be able to assist in getting access to low cost or free services such as attorneys, parenting classes, utilities or English classes.
    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4GmfqbPgpMEVJ1LLfq1Flx47uTvbJ8kc78lS4GeFDKZSfjlWF63nY9
  2. Magic Potions With Professor Lockhart 1/23/2017

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: Gilderoy Lockhart will entertain and educate as guests learn the secrets of alchemy and potion making. Guests will get hands on experience with some incredible creations, and learn how to make potions that will amaze and excite their friends.
    Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4yegSfvC36x6mQCVGDigj7dBEDOO59bpXx6WMp0BOnnDbYBKhvoyv%2f
  3. Book Source 1/25/2017

    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. Join us for a good laugh this month.
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:15:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6cCPaJKgj%2fOowXXeD%2b28dZsEwBfxNiuL1hNhP1XApKKJeaIeQFth4C
  4. Join the Club - Build 1/25/2017

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Join the Club the 4th Wednesday of the month and build. We will bring out the K'nex and Snap Circuits for building fun.
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5s3m%2fkmH8gzgcSdvGZzHIjM5gKECAAsL46JLdcoh817T6Kj%2fBBnxYL
  5. Children's Storytime 1/27/2017

    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Columbus Library: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children 2-5 years old with a caring adult. Meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4vw8yXiQaq06SEeEvaSCyiWvnN0pM3IsMeIUALxOnWYXvi6kDNFFYZ
  6. Starring Gracie the Read Dog 1/27/2017

    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 to her in the children's area.
    Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4DmXW3L43K0Bstuzd1cmBwiDX6%2bkq24PqRQqF5MKaGGvLVQzJNdgbO
  7. Kids Cafe 1/28/2017

    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Columbus Library: Free lunch for children 18 and under from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Columbus Library.
    Sat, 28 Jan 2017 19:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5%2bbbzfvnF6ywx1MEK7iSUpJ3TAlCJ7z9DkWc4t3ZSnjvK62smV9xIg
  8. Resource Center 1/30/2017

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Columbus Library: Free assistance in referral services through the Community Resource Center. A case manager will be able to assist in getting access to low cost or free services such as attorneys, parenting classes, utilities or English classes.
    Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4GmfqbPgpMEVJ1LLfq1Flxp4cQyjIPH5QeNSPY%2bs8SqwC%2bVn0uFr0%2f
  9. Hearts Lace & Love 2/1/2017

    10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Columbus Library: Make a special valentine for someone you love!
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5B4kDqNUEnTO8LXha1g5sP9IQ5Y0f3qjc42TTcJJfljWlMPyp8DG%2fq
  10. Join the Club - Create 2/1/2017

    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Join the club and do some creating the first Wednesdays of the month. Drop by and participate in a different craft each month. Make a paper plate loom
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:30:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7gkjclGCIw7pUcRCG1ck6nfXN3mGSrD73L9Fw8dKBp01TNAb5X0%2bdn

 

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