Video Tours by Library Staff
Library staff give local video tours, touching on the modern and the historical.
301 Washington Digital Exhibit
Explores four generations of the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller family, the businesses located at 301 Washington, and the building's design history over nearly 100 years.
Historic Columbus Indiana
Historic Columbus Indiana strives to provide the best, all-encompassing look at life in Columbus through scanned images and memories.
Historic Columbus Indiana Message Board
A forum for questions and answers of local historical interest.
Hope Rural Letter Carriers Museum
Hope, Indiana has the longest continuous Rural Free Delivery in Indiana, starting as an experimental route in 1896. This website is designed to share the history, people, artifacts, and organizations that have made significant contributions to Rural Free Delivery.
Indiana Historical Society Archives
IHS collects, preserves, and shares Hoosier history through its premier collections on Indiana and the Old Northwest – books, photographs, early maps, letters, diaries and more.
Newspapers.com Indiana Historical
Features historical archives of newspapers throughout the state of Indiana (years vary by newspaper). Includes coverage of the Columbus newspaper up to 1963.
Newspapers.com Local Access
Database is available in-library only. Featuring extensive newspaper archives of Bartholomew and surrounding counties, including Columbus coverage from the 1870s to present.
BCPL Local History/Genealogy resources
Find all of our genealogy resources here-- yearbooks, cemetery guides, family tree searches, and more.
Information on BCPL's Columbus File cabinet.