The Columbus Public Library and Platte County Bookmobile Services will be closed until further notice as we join in a community wide effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
If you have questions regarding the virus please contact the East Central District Health Department or click to visit their website. English: 402-562-8960 Spanish: 402-562-8963

During this time, cardholders are encouraged to take advantage of our Digital Library resources at Stream music and videos, download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Call library staff during normal business hours at 402-564-7116 for your current library card number or to be issued a digital library card.

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The Columbus Public Library is now offering curbside pick up service for materials checkout. Click for details and instructions. 

No late fees will be charged while the library is closed to the public. Due dates have been extended for all items. We encourage you to keep borrowed items until the library reopens.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Columbus Public Library, with the help of a bookmobile, provides library services to Platte County, Nebraska residents. The library provides both print and electronic resources, and both in-person and online services. In addition to traditional library offerings, patrons have access to public access computers, copy machines, tablets, printers, fax service, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, a Makerspace, outreach, and quality programming for patrons of all ages. Additionally, the library donates space to the Columbus Art Gallery. The library truly does connect people and ideas.


Monday - Thursday9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

View (PDF) the Library Hours policy for the holiday closing schedule.

The computer lab and meeting rooms close 15 minutes prior to closing.

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