The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is comprised of a headquarters in Columbus with three branches located in Artesia, Caledonia, and Crawford.  Visit their website here.


Library services include:

  • An active Friends of the Library support group
  • Art and collectible displays
  • An automated circulation system
  • Children’s department featuring year-round storytimes for preschoolers and babies; 
  • County-wide extension service
  • Electronic state-of-the-art archival facility combined with a local history and genealogy department serving genealogical researchers from every state
  • Extensive book, audio, video and periodical collections
  • Handicapped accessibility and materials such as large print and talking books
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Literary programs
  • Meeting and conference room facilities
  • Public internet access
  • Reference department offering ready reference and periodical collections
  • A summer reading program, and other seasonal programs