May 25-27: Parking lots closed


Both Library parking lots will be closed beginning 5 pm on Saturday-Monday, May 25-27, for resealing & striping.
You can still access the wall and brown bookdrops by the back doors using the sidewalk; the drive-up book drop will not be available.
Parking is available on the surrounding streets. Please access the sidewalk from Ashland Avenue.
Please do not walk on the parking lot during these repairs!
Note: All vehicles not removed from lot by 5:15 pm on Saturday, May 25, will be towed. 
Questions? Call Circulation at 614-486-2951.

McDonnell named new Director


Ryan McDonnell has been selected by the Grandview Heights Public Library Board of Trustees as the next Director of the Grandview Library.

Ryan is a respected library leader with an outstanding record of accomplishment. He is currently the Director of the Marysville Public Library and Chair of the Governing Council of the Central Library Consortium (CLC), of which the Grandview Library is a founding member and Administering Library.
Ryan has been with the Marysville Public Library since 2003 and has served as Director since 2005. He has worked in libraries since 1995 in a variety of positions and is active in the Ohio Library Council (OLC), a professional organization for public librarians. He is also a former resident of Grandview Heights.
Ryan succeeds Mary Ludlum, who retires August 31, 2013, after almost 32 years at the Grandview Library, serving the past five years as Director. Ryan will work with Mary beginning late August and will begin duties as Director on September 1, 2013.
Please join the Board of Trustees, Mary Ludlum, and the Library staff in welcoming Ryan McDonnell.

Libraries collaborate, offer 1.2M titles


Columbus Metropolitan, Worthington, and Southwest Public libraries have joined the Central Library Consortium (CLC)*, bringing better service to patrons and resource & cost sharing among nearly a dozen Central Ohio library systems.

Beginning May 22:

  • 11 Central Ohio libraries will serve 1.4 million residents in six counties.
  • Get access to 1.2 million titles—double the titles these libraries currently offer.
  • Get faster delivery of member library items.
  • Reserve materials from any member libraries’ collections.
    • Each library’s patrons receive reserves first for their library’s items, before they can be reserved by patrons of other libraries.
  • Return materials to any member library.
    • To check out in person, you will still need your individual library’s card.

NOTE: From May 17-21, Grandview Library patrons will need their Grandview Library card to check out items, as our computer system is upgraded to add these new members. Our catalog and other online services will experience disruptions during this time; WIFI and Internet computers will be available. 

The Grandview Library is a founding CLC member and the Administering Library. The CLC was founded in 1988, funded by an LSTA grant written in part by the Grandview Library, and was among the first in Ohio to institute daily delivery among the members to share materials and to do cooperative licensing of databases.