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Transition Resources

Bartholomew County Public Library has resources for lifelong learning, job searching, and wherever your life takes you.  

BCPL has thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, comics, magazines and more to check out.   Click here to sign up for a Digital Only Card for instant access.  For info about all-access cards, click here.  

Digital Downloads
Read
Overdrive
OverdriveDownload eBooks and eAudiobooks. And now magazines, too!
Hoopla
HooplaDownload comics, TV and movie, music, eBooks and audiobooks
Comics Plus
Comics PlusCheck out this great collection of digital comics, instantly available to read
Tumblebooks
TumblebooksKids eBooks and Read-Alongs.
Listen
Overdrive
OverdriveDownload eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Hoopla
HooplaDownload comics, TV and movie, music, eBooks and audiobooks.
Watch
Hoopla
HooplaDownload comics, TV and movie, music, eBooks and audiobooks
Kanopy
KanopyStreaming, on-demand video offering over 30,000 carefully selected videos, including Great Courses, PBS, independent films, documentaries, and kids content.
Career, Health, and Medical
Resumes
Cypress Resume
Create a quality resume step-by-step with this helpful resume builder program.
Resume Generator
A very simple tool for creating a resume. Just fill in the information in the blanks, and a resume is created. No formatting or Microsoft skills required.
Job Search
Indiana Career Connect
Indiana job searches, plus trainings and info on the local job market.
Indeed Job Search
Indeed gives job seekers free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.
Job Match Indiana
Job search site specific to Central and South Central Indiana
Computer Help
GCF Learn Free
A wide range of help on computer basics and various computer programs.
Gale Courses
Instructor-led classes on computer skills. Each course is 6 weeks long and can be taken on your own time.
Niche Academy
Video guides on computer skills and online resources from the public library.
Typing Games
Use these games to have fun and improve your typing skills at the same time.
College and Education
Common App
The Common Application (Common App) represents nearly 900 diverse institutions of higher education.
Federal Student Aid
Information on federal aid to attend college
Learn More Indiana Colleges
Lots of information about the colleges and universities in Indiana
Mental Health
Mental Health Matters
A community-wide initiative created to address challenges and improve the mental health system for the wellbeing of youth and adults in Bartholomew County.
Centerstone
Centerstone is a nonprofit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments for people of all ages.
Family Service Inc
Family Service’s primary focus is family oriented with counseling programs concentrating heavily on strengthening family functioning.
Insurance
WellConnect
WellConnect provides assistance with insurance navigation and insurance savings programs with Medicare.
Premium Link
Premium Link is an income-based insurance assistance program. Contact the United Way at 812-314-2960 for information.
Columbus Regional Hospital Financial Assistance
Options are available for financial assistance at Columbus Regional Hospital. Call 812-376-5315 for information.
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Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 8:00PM

We're closed Thursday April 25
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 Closed
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 Closed
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 Closed
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 Closed

Address
536 Fifth St.
Columbus, IN 47201
Tel: 812-379-1255

The Main Library is located in the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library in downtown Columbus at 536 Fifth Street. Completed in 1969 and designed by architect I.M. Pei, it features library collections for children, teens, and adults. It also houses the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, Family and Local History collection, and BCPL Create studio.