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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

NOTE: The Columbus Library will be closed on Thursday 12/25 AND Friday 12/26 for the holiday. It will reopen on Saturday 12/27 from 10am to 6pm.

 

  • 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. Decorate the Library With Boughs of Gingerbread 12/22/2014

    10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Columbus Library: Help the Columbus library get ready for the holidays. Decorate a paper gingerbread person, make one for the library to keep and one to take home. Drop in during library hours , December 1-24.
    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7rdwmtTHFgpmff83m9zM5IpEttDBhBmaNIkm6i2vma8GrqTwK2GkLX
  2. Decorate the Library With Boughs of Gingerbread 12/23/2014

    10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Columbus Library: Help the Columbus library get ready for the holidays. Decorate a paper gingerbread person, make one for the library to keep and one to take home. Drop in during library hours , December 1-24.
    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7rdwmtTHFgpmff83m9zM5IIGPjinqZR2dehuSU%2fEfL4any1B6PaNa2
  3. Decorate the Library With Boughs of Gingerbread 12/24/2014

    10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Columbus Library: Help the Columbus library get ready for the holidays. Decorate a paper gingerbread person, make one for the library to keep and one to take home. Drop in during library hours , December 1-24.
    Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7rdwmtTHFgpmff83m9zM5I3FAz3t2dP0cWXEzzu7C4XWBUgtZo4dPC
  4. Writing Coaching 1/5/2015

    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. Writing coaching is presented by the Salt Lake Community college, meet in the Columbus library by the information desk.
    Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4Khqn%2bmHuA3iQfVJu%2b9rqIYyXqRApSI9FXPew0c5TGrGozwK6bjQmp
  5. Writing Coaching 1/7/2015

    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. Writing coaching is presented by the Salt Lake Community college, meet in the Columbus library by the information desk.
    Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4RjTTsgtR%2ffS2NwZMxTy964K%2b5hNeRMp3o9%2fEGvSc2SB5AmAeFGG6m
  6. Children's Storytime 1/9/2015

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Columbus Library: Stories, songs, and fun activities for children age 2-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required; meet in the children's area.
    Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:30:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7hNCaSJihW42qbizRbAmzgDmlCK2S0krgic4z73tUCYiypxlncZcxO
  7. No Girls Allowed Drop in 1/12/2015

    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, 12 Jan 2015 22:30:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6nvVrPBkgT1aa01dPeIwgixoy6oX1GM3lR2y6bBIIb31ZIbdzqwb46
  8. Writing Coaching 1/12/2015

    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. Writing coaching is presented by the Salt Lake Community college, meet in the Columbus library by the information desk.
    Tue, 13 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4Khqn%2bmHuA3iQfVJu%2b9rqIaZugnQY8SvmNWymOiQnGZaCJvjzqimSY
  9. Tuesday Evening Book Group 1/13/2015

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Columbus Library: An informal adult book discussion group, newcomers are welcome. We meet in the senior center. Tonight we will be discussing the book ' Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga.
    Wed, 14 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5F%2farXG6VaBQBmC1B9sqL6YK1mUP3XRxdJpIWbA7o2IKFwc7Z7NMxl
  10. Writing Coaching 1/14/2015

    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. Writing coaching is presented by the Salt Lake Community college, meet in the Columbus library by the information desk.
    Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMThttp://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4RjTTsgtR%2ffS2NwZMxTy96AHb0eXTaNi82PLaPhIjFB1zQkuZbw15H

 

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