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2530 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Darlene Nethery
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. Great Reads Book Club 2/21/2017

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: A book club for kids and a caring adult. Lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! Pick up a booklist at the Columbus Library. This month we will be discussing the book Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:00:00 GMT
  2. Book Source 2/22/2017

    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. Take a look at some blood and guts with medical information this month.
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:15:00 GMT
  3. Join the Club - Build 2/22/2017

    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, 22 Feb 2017 23:30:00 GMT
  4. Children's Storytime 2/24/2017

    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, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:00 GMT
  5. Stone Soup 2/24/2017

    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Columbus Library: A weary traveler asks for food, but is turned away by all the townsfolk. He decides to make soup out of a stone, and the people look on amazed as he prepares the huge pot. If only he had a little salt, a bit of potato, a tiny carrot, what wonderful soup it would be! This program will take the place for storytime today.
    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:00 GMT
  6. Kids Cafe 2/25/2017

    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, 25 Feb 2017 19:00:00 GMT
  7. Resource Center 2/27/2017

    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, 27 Feb 2017 21:00:00 GMT
  8. Happy Hula Polynesian Entertainment 2/27/2017

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Columbus Library: Celebrate culture and dance with Happy Hula. See a variety of dances, colorful costumes and music from the different islands. Includes an interactive component.
    Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:00:00 GMT
  9. Join the Club - Create 3/1/2017

    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.Create a straw rocket
    Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:30:00 GMT
  10. Book Time For Babies 3/2/2017

    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM - Columbus Library: Books, singing, and playing together for babies birth-18 months old and their caregiver. Meet in the children's area.
    Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT



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For more information, call our Customer Services Department at    (801) 943-4636 or register online.

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