• Our Mission

    The mission of the Library and Media Technology Services is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. 

    To achieve this, we:

    • provide and maintain resources in all formats that support the curriculum
    • energetically integrate media and technology resources and services into the instructional activities of the school
    • cooperatively plan with teachers to design units of instruction and learning strategies that meet the needs of all students
    • stimulate interest in reading and using information and ideas to promote confidence and critical-thinking skills
    • encourage and provide tools for self-education outside the classroom
    • participate in programs for professional growth

Contact Us

  • CCS Library Services
    Southland Center Suite 148
    3700 South High Street
    Columbus, OH 43207

    Donna Taylor

    Ebone' Johnson

     Lynda Ray
    Multiple Literacy Specialist

    Andrea Pannell
    Literacy Aide



News & Updates

  • BTB

    Columbus City Schools elementary libraries is one of three districts participating in the Belonging Through Books (BTB) grant with WOSU Classroom this fall. Through this grant, we have added over 100 age-appropriate children’s books to all of our libraries, building awareness and education around diversity and inclusion. This program is designed to reinforce the need to build kindness and respect for all people.  This year-long partnership between WOSU Classroom and Harper's Corner will expand literature selections focusing on diversity and inclusion.


    CCS Article About BTB Donations to Elementary Libraries  

CML Resources

  • CCS Teachers - Columbus Metropolitan Library has free resources to help you in the classroom.

    • Educator Cards enable you to check out classroom materials without using your personal library card. Click here to learn more.
    • Teacher Collections enhance your lesson plan with age- and topic-specific library materials selected by library staff. Click here to learn more.

    For additional resource information, contact the Columbus City Schools Multiple Literacy Specialist Lynda L. Ray by email at Lray3640@columbus.k12.oh.us or phone: 614-365-5280 or you building librarian.

    For students, Columbus Metropolitan Library is offering free help with their homework by way of a new live chat feature on their website, columbuslibrary.org. Homework Help Specialists will be available to directly respond to students’ homework questions and refer them to the many free resources available to them. This new digital service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.