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For your convenience, a second drop-box has been placed at the entrance to the back parking area. (It's the dark gray one that says "Library Return.") You may use this drop box for returning materials, exactly as you would the one by the door.

205 Constructions

Due to the 205 construction project, the main entrance to the library is currently closed. However, the library is still open! A second entrance has been created at the other end of the parking lot. So if you are coming from downtown, you will pass the old entrance and watch for the gravel drive to the right, and if you are coming from 30, watch for that entrance to the left as soon as you pass the hospital.

PPL Mobile Lab

Click here or follow us on Facebook for information about our Mobile Library and Tech Lab times and locations.

New Online Resource for Kids

Check out BookFlix, an interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning — online. Pairing fictional storybooks with nonfiction eBooks, it reinforces reading skills while developing essential real-world knowledge. Use this link to access BookFlix from home (a valid borrowers card is required).

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Wanted: Gentlemen in Training

Gentlemen and Gentlemen-in-training (especially fathers and their sons aged 10 and older) are cordially invited to join us for the program "How to be a Gentlemen" presented by Chris Bechtold on Saturday, August 8, from 2 to 4 PM. Helpful hints on this topic will be shared from the book of the same title by John Bridges. Refreshments will be served.

Community Survey

Please take a moment to fill out our online community survey here. Your feedback helps us to keep providing excellent service to the community.

Sunday Hours Survey

Please take a moment to give us your thoughts on our Sunday hours with this brief survey.


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PPL Hours

Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM*
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
*The library is closed on Sundays during the summer, from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day.

Contact Us

Phone: (260) 244-5541

Fax: (260) 244-5653


Find Us

We are located in Columbia City, Indiana, on Highway 205, just south of US 30 and the new Parkview Whitley hospital.

Board Meetings

The library Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 PM. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from previous meetings are available.

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