Policies & Planning


Annex Policy - use of the library's annex meeting spaces

Circulation- library card registration, lost or forgotten library cards, loan periods for library materials, damaged materials, and confidentiality

Equipment Use Policy- general equipment and laptop computer usage

Internet Acceptable Use Policy - use of library's computers and WiFi to connect to the internet

Library User Policy- to maintain a culture conducive to learning and entertainment, while ensuring the safety of all library users, the library has established these policies

Collection Development Policy - challenged materials procedures and how the library maintains its collections.

Meeting Room and Lawn Policy - Contact the library at 920-623-5910 to reserve the meeting room or lawn and then sign the lawn and meeting room usage policy.

Teacher Card Policy and Form  - Any teacher or daycare provider living or teaching in the Columbus area is eligible for a Teacher Card.


Planning Priorities

In 2024 the Library Board of Trustees adopted a strategic plan with three main goals for the library. 

  1. The Columbus Public Library provides access to a variety of materials, information, and ideas. 
  2. The Columbus Public Library is a center of the community and provides a safe and welcoming space for all.  
  3. The Columbus Public Library provides connections to educational experiences and opportunities.  

In a nutshell, your library will continue providing a warm and welcoming environment and great programming. We are pursuing additional and augmented means to communicate our upcoming programs and services to our community. While we are out of space in our beautiful 1912 building, we still have the same goal of providing exceptional service to our patrons.