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Discovery Passes at UAPL

Check out a new Discovery Pass at our Tremont Road Branch!

You’ll experience free cultural and recreational activities from these local organizations: Columbus Museum of Art, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, ProMusica, Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, and the Columbus Clippers.

Stop by the checkout desk and ask a staff member which passes are currently available.

Supplies are limited. Passes are first-come, first-served and are not able to be reserved. UAPL library card required.

Connect with Our Experts

If you ever need assistance, our expert librarians are always happy to help.
Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone or email with any questions or needs you have.

Programs and Events

There's Always Something Happening at the Library

Our programs let you connect with others who share your interests, learn something new, and create memories that last a lifetime.

Tuesday, July 23 at 3 p.m.
Tremont Road Branch

Tue., July 30 at 3 p.m.
Lane Road Branch

Library Link Program Guide

View our Program Guide

Explore exciting events for kids, teens and adults.
Recommended Reading

What's New in Our Collection

Discover the latest releases and explore a variety of literary genres. You’ll find everything from heart-wrenching memoirs to gripping thrillers to children’s classics.

Your Library 24/7 Online

Explore Our eBook and Streaming Services

Our digital collection provides you that perfect book or movie while on the go, late at night, or anytime.

Get an E-Card for Instant Access

If you don’t have a UAPL library card yet and you would like to dive right in, an E-Card is for you. Our E-Card gives you access to all our digital services. You can always upgrade to a full library card later to borrow print books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl and more!

  1. Start by clicking ‘Get a Library Card.’
  2. Give our Borrower’s Agreement a quick nod.
  3. On the application, tick the ‘I would like an E-Card only for now‘ box.
  4. Fill out the form, hit submit, and voilà – your E-Card number appears!
  5. Keep an eye on your inbox for a friendly email with your E-Card number.
  6. You’re all set to dive into the digital realm. Happy borrowing!
Screenshot of the card registration form, highlighting the option to apply for an E-Card only
Passports

We Are a Pass­port Agency

Our agents will process your new passport application and photo so you can see the world.
Space that meets your needs

Work, Study, Meet, and Play at Your Library

Our meeting rooms, group work spaces, study tables and children’s areas make us a destination for all stages of life.

Children love  the Early Learning Play Areas at Tremont Road or Lane Road or the quaint “Journey” themed youth area at Miller Park.

Our quiet Research Department in the lower level at Tremont Road is perfect for reading and study. The Sue Hutson Reading Room on the first floor boasts a beautiful view of Northam Park for readers and laptop users.

Meeting Room A at the Tremont Road branch
Meeting Room B at the Tremont Road branch
The Friends' Theater at the Tremont Road branch
Early Learning and Play Area at the Tremont Road branch
Early Learning and Play Area at the Lane Road Branch
Research

Questions? Just ask.

Are you in need of reliable information but don’t know where to start? Our team of reference librarians is here to assist you!

Whether you’re looking for resources in print or online, we specialize in helping you find credible information and providing authoritative answers to your questions.

With our commitment to confidentiality, you can trust us with any inquiry. Reach out to us today at (614) 486-3342, and let’s uncover the knowledge you’re seeking together.

Support Your Library

You can give back to the library by advocating, donating, and volunteering with us.

UAPL Master Facilities Plan

As part of our 2022 levy promise, the Library invested in a 10-year Master Facility Plan that evaluated our facilities, created an updated maintenance plan, and identified areas of improvement.

The first phase of the plan will get underway in 2024 with some much-needed repair work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

All residents of Ohio are eligible to apply for a free library card. To receive your card, please read and accept the terms of our Borrower’s Agreement, complete the application form and bring your photo ID with proof of current address to the help desk at any of our three locations.

Lost your card? It’s easy to get a replacement. Just bring your photo ID to the help desk at any of our three locations and our help desk staff will assist you.

If you already have a library card with us, you don’t need a separate e-card to borrow electronic materials. If you don’t have a card, and only wish to borrow digital materials, you can apply and get an e-card immediately. An e-card gives you access to all of our databases, and our electronic and streaming resources like Libby and Hoopla. To apply for an e-card, click on Get a Library Card, read and accept the terms of our Borrower’s Agreement, click on the box at the top of the application form that says “I would like an e-card only for now”, and complete the application form. On completion, you will see your e-card number displayed. You will also receive an email with your e-card number. You can now borrow digital media.

Have you recently moved or changed your phone number? You can update your information online.

  1. From our home page, go to My Account.
  2. Enter your library card number and your PIN to access your account information.
  3. Choose Contact Information and Preferences on the left of the screen, and click on it.
  4. Change the information you need to update.
  5. Finally click on Submit Change Request on the bottom to save your choice.

If you don’t want to make your request online, come into any of our three locations, and our customer service staff will assist you.

Return the item as soon as you can. We no longer charge fines, and your account will not be charged any overdue fees when you return the item.
To save your reading history on your UAPL account, go to My Account. Enter your library card number and your PIN to access your account information. Choose Contact Information and Preferences on the left of the screen, and click on it. On your preferences screen, scroll to the bottom of the page. Check the box that says maintain reading history. Then click on Submit Change Request on the bottom to save your choice. Your reading history will be saved from this point forward.

Check your email account spam folder. Your email filter may have placed your notices in the spam folder. You can correct this by moving the email into your inbox and adding circulation[at]notices.ualibrary.org as a contact in your email directory. If you continue to have issues receiving your notices, give us a call or come into any of our three locations, and our help desk staff will assist you.

If you have returned an item and notice that it’s still on your account, contact the Customer Service Department. Staff will search for the item and if found, will remove it from your account.

It may be that you have an item that is long overdue. We no longer charge fines for overdue items, but long overdue items will eventually be billed to your account. Go to the My Account screen, and enter your library card number and your PIN to access your account information. Under the fines and fees heading on the right of the screen, more detail is available by clicking Fines & Fees. If you have the item, simply return it, and the charge will be removed from your account. If you don’t have the item, contact Customer Service and we’ll be happy to help you resolve the issue.
Please visit our passport page. Here you can review the passport services we provide. To schedule an appointment for a new passport, click the Schedule an Appointment button to view our scheduling page. After you have selected your date and completed the online scheduling form, we’ll send you an email with the details of your appointment. The email will offer some reminders about forms you need to complete and documents to bring to your appointment. On the day of your appointment, arrive at the Customer Service Department at your scheduled time with all necessary paperwork. Staff will work with you to complete your application for your passport.
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