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Ohio Franklin County Public Libraries

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Franklin County, OH. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Ohio Franklin County.
1. Central Library BEXLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2411 E. Main ST., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone Number: (614) 231-9709 Franklin N/A N/A

2. Library System BEXLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2411 E. Main ST., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone Number: (614) 231-2793 Franklin 759,742 165,516

3. Branch Library CENTRAL CROSSING BRANCH
Street Address: 4500 B Big Run South Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone Number: (614) 801-6530 Franklin N/A N/A

4. Library System COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY
Street Address: 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 849-1265 Franklin 16,503,822 8,457,644

5. Bookmobile COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY
Street Address: 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (330) 482-5509 Franklin N/A N/A

6. Central Library COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY
Street Address: 96 Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 645-2610 Franklin N/A N/A

7. Branch Library DRIVING PARK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1566 E. Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43205
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

8. Branch Library DUBLIN BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 75 N. High ST., Dublin, OH 43017
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

9. Branch Library FRANKLINTON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1061 W. Town ST., Columbus, OH 43222
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

10. Branch Library GAHANNA BRANCH
Street Address: 310 Granville ST., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

11. Central Library GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1685 W. First AVE., Grandview HTS., OH 43212
Phone Number: (614) 486-2951 Franklin N/A N/A

12. Library System GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1685 W. First AVE., Grandview HTS., OH 43212
Phone Number: (614) 486-2951 Franklin 818,200 1,096,108

13. Branch Library GROVE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 3359 Park ST., Grove City, OH 43123
Phone Number: (614) 875-6716 Franklin N/A N/A

14. Branch Library HILLIARD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4772 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

15. Branch Library HILLTOP BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 511 S. Hague Ave, Columbus, OH 43204
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

16. Branch Library KARL ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5590 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

17. Branch Library LANE ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1945 Lane Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone Number: (614) 459-0273 Franklin N/A N/A

18. Branch Library LINDEN BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2223 Cleveland AVE., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

19. Branch Library LIVINGSTON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3434 E. Livingston AVE., Columbus, OH 43227
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

20. Branch Library MARTIN LUTHER KING BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1600 E. Long ST., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

21. Branch Library MILLER PARK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1901 Arlington AVE., Upper Arllington, OH 43212
Phone Number: (614) 488-5710 Franklin N/A N/A

22. Branch Library NEW ALBANY BRANCH
Street Address: 200 Market St, New Albany, OH 43054
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

23. Branch Library NORTHERN LIGHTS BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4093 Cleveland AVE., Columbus, OH 43224
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

24. Branch Library NORTHSIDE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1423 N. High ST., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

25. Branch Library NORTHWEST LIBRARY
Street Address: 2280 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH 43234
Phone Number: (614) 807-2656 Franklin N/A N/A

26. Branch Library PARSONS BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 845 Parsons AVE., Columbus, OH 43206
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

27. Branch Library REYNOLDSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1402 Brice RD., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

28. Branch Library SHEPARD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 790 N. Nelson RD., Columbus, OH 43219
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

29. Branch Library SOUTH HIGH BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3540 S. High ST., Columbus, OH 43207
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

30. Branch Library SOUTHEAST BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2100 S Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH 43232
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

31. Library System SOUTHWEST PUBLIC LIBRARIES
3359 Park ST., Grove City, OH 43123
Phone Number: (614) 875-6716 Franklin 1,314,760 706,056

32. Library System UPPER ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2800 Tremont RD., Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone Number: (614) 486-9621 Franklin 1,671,898 1,211,600

33. Central Library UPPER ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2800 Tremont RD., Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone Number: (614) 486-9621 Franklin N/A N/A

34. Central Library WESTERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 126 S. State ST., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone Number: (614) 882-7277 Franklin N/A N/A

35. Library System WESTERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 126 S. State ST., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone Number: (614) 882-7277 Franklin 1,770,321 644,072

36. Branch Library WESTLAND AREA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4740 W. Broad ST., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone Number: (614) 878-1301 Franklin N/A N/A

37. Branch Library WHETSTONE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3909 N. High ST., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

38. Branch Library WHITEHALL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4371 E. Broad ST., Columbus, OH 43213
Phone Number: (614) 645-2275 Franklin N/A N/A

39. Library System WORTHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 820 High St, Worthington, OH 43085
Phone Number: (614) 807-2626 Franklin 1,950,946 1,475,552

40. Branch Library WORTHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 805 Hartford ST., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone Number: (614) 885-3185 Franklin N/A N/A

41. Central Library WORTHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 820 High St, Worthington, OH 43085
Phone Number: (614) 645-2626 Franklin N/A N/A

Overview of Franklin County, Ohio

Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population is 1,068,978. Its county seat is Columbus. The county was established on April 30, 1803, less than two months after Ohio became a state, and was named after American Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin County originally extended all the way north to Lake Erie before Ohio subdivided further into more counties.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,407 km˛ (543 mi˛). 1,398 km˛ (540 mi˛) of it is land and 9 km˛ (3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.63% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Delaware County (north)
  • Licking County (northeast)
  • Fairfield County (southeast)
  • Pickaway County (south)
  • Madison County (west)
  • Union County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 1,068,978 people, 438,778 households, and 263,705 families residing in the county. The population density is 765/km˛ (1,980/mi˛). There are 471,016 housing units at an average density of 337/km˛ (872/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 75.48% White, 17.89% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 3.07% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. 2.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 438,778 households out of which 30.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.00% are married couples living together, 13.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.90% are non-families. 30.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 33.30% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $42,734, and the median income for a family is $53,905. Males have a median income of $37,672 versus $29,856 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,059. 11.60% of the population and 8.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.20% of those under the age of 18 and 8.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Government

Counties in Ohio do not possess home rule powers but can do only what has been expressly authorized by the Ohio General Assembly. Like eighty-six other counties (the exception is Summit), the county has the following elected officials, as provided by statute:

  • Three county commissioners (the Board of Commissioners): Control budget; approve zoning; approve annexations to cities and villages; set overall policy; oversee departments under their control
  • County auditor: Values property for taxation; issues dog, kennel, and cigarettelicenses; issues licenses for retailers for sales tax purposes; inspects scales, pumps, etc., used in commerce to see that they are accurate
  • County clerk of court of common pleas: Keeps filings of lawsuitsand orders of the county court of common pleas; records titles for motor vehicles
  • County coroner: Determines causes of deathin certain cases; is the only person with the power to arrest the sheriff.
  • County engineer: Maintains county roadsand land maps
  • Prosecuting attorney: Prosecutes feloniesand is the legal advisor to all other county officials and departments
  • County recorder: Keeps all landrecords, including deeds, surveys, mortgages, easements, and liens
  • County treasurer: Collects taxes, invests county money, provide financial oversight to municipalities and school districts in the county
  • County sheriff: Chief law enforcement officer, polices areas without local police; runs the county jail; acts as officer of the local courts (transporting prisoners, serving subpoenas, acting as bailiff, etc.)

All of these officials are elected to four-year terms in November of even-numbered years after being nominated in partisan primary elections. One commissioner and the auditor are elected in the same year as the governor in one cycle; the other two commissioners and the other officials are elected in the same year as the president of the United States. The clerk, coroner, prosecutor, recorder, and sheriff begin their terms on the first Monday in January. The auditor's term begins on the second Monday in March. The treasurer's term begins on the first monday in September. The commissioner who is elected with the governor begins his term on January 1. Of the other two seats, one term begins on January 2 and the second on January 3.

Any citizen of Ohio and the United States who is eighteen years of age or older and lives in the county may run for commissioner, auditor, treasurer, clerk of courts, or recorder. The other offices have specific additional requirements: candidates for prosecutor must be licensed to practice law; candidates for coroner must be licensed to practice medicine for two years; candidates for engineer must be both licensed surveyors and engineers; and candidates for sheriff must have certain education and supervisory experience in law enforcement.

If a vacancy arises, it is filled by the county central committee of the political party to which the former official belonged, i.e., the Republicans appoint someone to an office held by a Republican and the Democrats to an office held by a Democrat. If an office becomes vacant before the November election in the even-numbered year midway through the term, the appointee must run in a special election for the remainder of the term. If the office becomes vacant after then, the appointment is for the remainder of the term.

The Board of County Commissioners is the combined executive and legislative branch of county government but as their control over the independently elected officials is limited, there is effectively no real executive. However, one of the members of the board is named president of the board. The commissioners receive a full-time salary, but commissioners often have full-time occupations on the side. The board also employs a clerk to record its proceedings.

The board of commissioners often create numerous subordinate departments to handle specific services. These vary from county to county; among the most common are departments for building and zoning, health, economic development, water and sewer service, and emergency management.

There is also a county educational service center (previously known as the county board of education) presided over by a board of education, typically numbering five members, elected to staggered four-year terms in non-partisan elections in odd-numbered years. The center supplies services to the individual school districts in the county and exercises some limited control over the class of school districts known as "local school districts." ("City school districts" and "exempted village school districts" are free from any oversight by the county board.) Counties also have a board of mental retardation and developmental disabilities to educate disabled children. The members of this board are appointed.

Elections are administered in each county by a four-member board of elections which consists of two Republicans and two Democrats appointed by the Ohio Secretary of State at the recommendation of each county party. The board employs a director, who must be of the opposing political party of the chairman of the board of elections, and a deputy director, who must be of the political party of the chairman of the board.

The county has a court of common pleas, which is the court of first instance for felonies and certain high-value civil cases. All judges in Ohio are elected to six-year terms in non-partisan elections after being nominated in partisan primaries.

See also Ohio county government.

Municipalities and census-designated places

§ Bexley

§ Blacklick Estates

§ Brice

§ Columbus

§ Dublin

§ Gahanna

§ Grandview Heights

§ Grove City

§ Groveport

§ Harrisburg

§ Hilliard

§ Huber Ridge

§ Lake Darby

§ Lincoln Village

§ Lockbourne

§ Marble Cliff

§ Minerva Park

§ New Albany

§ New Rome

§ Obetz

§ Reynoldsburg

§ Riverlea

§ Upper Arlington

§ Urbancrest

§ Valleyview

§ Westerville

§ Whitehall

§ Worthington

 


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