Northwest Library


Northwest Library

Northwest Library
2280 Hard Road
Columbus, OH 43235

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Finding us

Northwest Library is situated just north of the I-270 Outerbelt and west of OH-315.

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Northwest Library is accessible by COTA bus via the 30 Express - Smoky Row (PDF) route. The nearest bus stop is at the corner of Hard Road and Smoky Row Road, approximately one-half mile away.


The Northwest Library is a cooperative project of the Worthington Libraries and the Columbus Metropolitan Library and is managed by the Worthington Libraries. The Northwest Library primarily serves the area between the Olentangy and Scioto rivers, extending from the Delaware County line south to Henderson Road.

In 1992, trustees from Columbus Metropolitan Library and Worthington Libraries began meeting regularly to explore ways to provide library service to the fast growing northwest area of Franklin County. On October 13, 1993, the two library boards signed a Joint Development Agreement for the Construction and Operation of a New Library Facility. Groundbreaking for the facility took place on September 13, 1994 and Opening Day was April 16, 1996. It is the first library in Ohio and only the second in the entire nation to be built and operated by two library systems.


The collection of the Northwest Library includes more than 200,000 books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and video games as well as hundreds of magazine and newspaper subscriptions.


Northwest Library Floor Plan

Find your way by downloading the Northwest Library Floor Plan (PDF).

Northwest Library is over 25,000 sq. ft. on a single level. It is accessible for persons with disabilities.

As you approach and then enter the building, you will encounter:



Parking for Northwest Library is available in a dedicated parking lot. Bike racks are also available.

revised January 2015