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Columbus Library Reopens Locations For Limited Services

Columbus Metropolitan Library's main branch in downtown Columbus.
David Holm
Columbus Metropolitan Library's main branch in downtown Columbus.

The Columbus Metropolitan Library will reopen most of its 23 locations for limited service on Monday.

Patrons will be able to browse shelves to pick up items, retrieve items they had placed on hold, return items and use a computer for up to one hour. The library will require face masks for all visitors.

Walk-up services and curbside pickup will still be available at all the open branches.

The New Albany Branch will only be open for drive-through pickup because it is being renovated. The Marion-Franklin Branch will reopen with limited weekday hours.

Columbus Library shuttered all its buildings to the public in November, as Franklin County and the rest of the state were seeing their highest-ever spikes of coronavirus cases. 

Adora Namigadde was a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. She joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native, she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.