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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 7/25/2017

    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, 25 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J51X57b2xR3KZ3IUEE7vo9LhlbUi4Es5Ym9RB2HvZrhsC1T5Z%2fZK290
  2. Build A Better World For Refugees 7/25/2017

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Columbus Library will be collecting hygiene and cleaning items for refugees during the month of July. All items must be new and unopened. Hygiene items needed include *toothpaste,*toothbrushes,*bar of soap,*Band-Aids, *deodorant,shampoo, conditioner, body wash, wipes, razor/cream, hand sanitizer, washcloths, nail files, and nail clippers. Cleaning kit items needed are laundry detergent, dish soap (not clear, please use colored soap), sponges, kitchen rags, multipurpose spray and reusable bags to put items into. Donations will be given to the Salt Lake County Columbus Senior Center and to the Utah Refugee Center.
    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7FIq99riXosO3K5HpMAgkXeiP%2fBs0RBANDCl3xgrXvIca8C17jFg%2bZ
  3. Build A Better World For Refugees 7/26/2017

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Columbus Library: Columbus Library will be collecting hygiene and cleaning items for refugees during the month of July. All items must be new and unopened. Hygiene items needed include *toothpaste,*toothbrushes,*bar of soap,*Band-Aids, *deodorant,shampoo, conditioner, body wash, wipes, razor/cream, hand sanitizer, washcloths, nail files, and nail clippers. Cleaning kit items needed are laundry detergent, dish soap (not clear, please use colored soap), sponges, kitchen rags, multipurpose spray and reusable bags to put items into. Donations will be given to the Salt Lake County Columbus Senior Center and to the Utah Refugee Center.
    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7FIq99riXosO3K5HpMAgkX%2bmKvzmLW7fdPkIPNAPnxpkeTuJD8ezB3
  4. Build A Better World Guessing Jar 7/26/2017

    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, 26 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J51X57b2xR3KZ3IUEE7vo9Ly0lUfqx4kE19oTwtM3DqClpgD5TDI25V
  5. Book Source 7/26/2017

    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. Delve into refugee stories this month.
    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:15:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6cCPaJKgj%2fOowXXeD%2b28dZdI728iDplRC36A0eYarvFvrDABrHlw8x
  6. Bilingual Story Time 7/26/2017

    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Columbus Library
    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:15:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4rpjRy6dNzsBZdDkVDkN7hIXZIsI%2bWwcp%2fxM9NsQlbJXKlX9ruHBfp
  7. Junk Drawer Robotics 7/26/2017

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Columbus Library: This camp engages students in engineering design through the use of common household items. The curriculum was developed to focus on scientific and engineering practices: frame activities in the experiential learning cycle; and promote small group collaborative learning. The 4-H Junk Drawer Robotics program offers a useful way of engaging youth in engineering design using robotics. In each module, youth learn about an underlying scientific or engineering concept related to robotics. As youth progress through the curriculum, their knowledge of the multidisciplinary nature of robotics grows. At the end of the three levels, youth design and build a robot using what they have learned. For upper elementary students and teens, limited to 15 participants. Please call Columbus Library 801-944-7656 to reserve a spot.
    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5DaubQ2mjzNUfZHoIQly0eingsBEwWt8iqwtNqhs1SNfeemZ8tCHXF
  8. Join the Club 7/26/2017

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Columbus Library: Learn, create, compute, and build with STEM based toys and games.
    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J40%2f6b9kqL84nxh8zlixpdwVFcvs4hTfHuMeH%2fl%2bl9pL4Xh6lWO4G7N
  9. Next Chapter Book Group 7/26/2017

    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, 26 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5cjHo3ZotjH6wC0zBYGwkFJYaayNQcEVT4T%2biVQUeQpDJt7646gg7T
  10. Build A Better World Guessing Jar 7/27/2017

    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.
    Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMThttps://calendar.slcolibrary.org/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J51X57b2xR3KZ3IUEE7vo9LVX%2fwtyOjn%2bZQhlFrhpcH%2bBlIn5eIBSR4

 

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