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BPL is Open for Limited Browsing
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
and is offering Curbside Service
Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm &
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Columbus,, OH 43209

Reference & Info(614) 231-2793
Accounts & Renewals(614) 231-8741
Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mon, Apr 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
New venue Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.

Mon, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Tue, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Read a story, listen to a ProMusica musician play their instrument, and dance along with Columbus Dance Theatre. Explore the feelings of fear and confidence through music, movement, and literacy!

Tue, Apr 20, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs
Join Bryan, Leann, & Jeff on Zoom for a special Trivia Tuesday celebrating Arbor Day! Trees will be the theme of the evening and trivia winners will be awarded trees on April 30th.

Wed, Apr 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Apr 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us for Open Gaming every Thursday afternoon! Explore BPL’s very own Minecraft realm with Mr. Bryan or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs
Join Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler and Bexley City Councilman Troy Markham for an engaging Zoom discussion about Richard Powers's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Overstory.

Fri, Apr 23, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Stop by the BPL parking lot for some delicious food and live music from saxophonist Bryan Olsheski and his jazz combo!

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Local History & Genealogy 
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Search the Bexley Collection

The Bexley Collection is an online archive of the history of Bexley, Ohio that provides access to images, artifacts and primary documents about Bexley and its citizens. Currently we have three digital collections for patrons to explore. You can find out more about the collection here.  Use the links below to discover more about Bexley & its citizens.

Bexley Responds COVID-19
Since March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, a pandemic, our community has been responding. From closing schools, libraries, and businesses to changing the ways we gather, learn, and worship, our lives have been turned upside down. This collection of photos, documenting history as it happens, represents a range of experiences, including hometown hero Dr. Amy Acton and the Black Lives Matter movement, all in the midst of a pandemic. Browse the collection and consider adding your photos to the archive.
Bexley High School Yearbooks
The first of Bexley Public Library's digital collections this collection of Bexley High School yearbooks, 1923-2005, was created in partnership with the Bexley City School District, the Bexley High School Alumni Association, and Columbus Metropolitan Library with funding from a 2013 Bexley Community Foundation grant. Additional yearbooks will be added ten years after the date of publication.
Sears Kit Homes
Explore the houses of Bexley, Ohio that were purchased as kits from a Sears, Roebuck & Company catalog. See photographs of nine such homes discovered by researchers from the Bexley Historical Society and Bexley Public Library and learn about their features. Do you think you live in a kit home from Sears or another manufacturer? Let us know so we can add it to the collection.

The Bexley Colleciton is made possible by a generous grant from the Bexley Community Foundation to the Bexley Historical Society and Bexley Public Library and through a collaborative partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Genealogy & Local History Programs
Thu, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs
Discover intriguing facts and stories about the architectural detail and history of each site on the 13th annual House and Garden Tour.