History

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.

Finding us

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

Northwest Library is served by two bus lines. The 33 Henderson line offers a stop near Stanburn and Hard Rd., COTA stop number 7906 northbound, and a stop near Hard Rd. and Heathermoor 7905 eastbound. The 74 Smoky Row line stops at Hard Road and Smoky Row Road, approximately one-half mile away, COTA stop numbers 4400 (northbound) and 5244 (southbound).

Parking

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

Tour our space

View of the backyard at Northwest Library
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View of the Northwest Library fireplace area
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View inside the Northwest Library Homework Help Center
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Seating and bathrooms in Northwest Library lobby
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Tables and chairs set up inside the Northwest Library meeting room
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Poetry path outside Northwest Library
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Character Homer Price (by Robert McCloskey) in the Story Garden at Northwest Library
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View of study room at Northwest Library
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View of study room at Northwest Library
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View of study room at Northwest Library
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View of the technology area at Northwest Library
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Teen area at Nothwest Library
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View inside Northwest Library Tutor Room
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Services offered

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2280 Hard Road
Columbus, OH 43235
United States

View of Northwest Library main entrance

Hours

January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2020
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Manager

Jeff R

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I am the library manager at Northwest Library. When I'm not reading fantastic books, I enjoy painting, writing, traveling and getting my hands dirty tinkering on vintage Italian scooters. My previous lives include time spent playing in punk rock bands, and working in the food service industry.

Get in touch

Need help? Ask us! We have lots of ways you can reach us, even after hours.