Stream movies & TV shows online

November 29, 2013

Stream movies and TV shows online with our newest service Freegal Movies, featuring thousands titles from major content providers.

It’s very easy to use, much like Freegal Music. Just enter your Grandview Library card & password, choose a movie, and start streaming online anywhere you have Internet access.

There is no software to download for Mac and PC computer users; free Apple iPhone/iPad and Android apps are available for mobile devices. Movies cannot be saved to your computer or devices.

You can watch three per week, and you have 48 hours to view each (with muliple viewings allowed during that time period). Get more Freegal Movies FAQs.

Enjoy this great new service from the Grandview Library!

Learn about other great online services in our
Digital Library.

Buying on Amazon? Use this link!


Use when you buy anything on, and help the Library—at no cost to you!

The Library receives a percentage of the sales from your purchases whenever you use the link.

Bookmark it! It’s a free & easy way to earn extra money for the Library—especially during the holiday season!

NOTE: Outside of the special web address, the Amazon page will not indicate that you are on a special page that helps the Library.

DEC 5-15: Stauf’s sales benefit Library


Stauf’s “Roasts to Toast” the Grandview Heights Public Library!

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters
 is ringing in the holiday season with a generous promotion benefiting the Grandview Library.

From December 5-15, Stauf’s will donate $5 of every pound of bulk coffee
—sold at its Grandview location and through mail order—to the Library.

“The Grandview Library is essential to our community,” said Stauf’s President Mark Swanson. “The resources available are amazing, the community programming is thoughtful, educational, insightful, and always fun. The library is staffed by some of the best people you will meet, and they have created a place that can really feel like home. We are big fans!”

Stauf’s has been a longtime supporter of the Library, from special event donations to Summer Reading Club prizes. As Stauf’s celebrates 25 years in business, Swanson wanted give back to the community through a donation to the Library, which celebrates its 90th year in 2014.

“Grandview Heights is truly a special place, and we have been successful because of this exceptional community.” Swanson said. “Amazing people, walkable streets, engaged government, civic and faith based institutions, a vibrant business community, and one of the best school systems in Ohio create a profound opportunity for a business to thrive.”

Stop in and grab some bulk coffee for yourself, friends, and holiday parties December 5-15 and support the Grandview Library. Thank you to Stauf’s for this wonderful gift!

Learn more about giving to the Grandview Library at

DEC 14-15: Catalog unavailable

November 29, 2013

The Grandview Library’s catalog will be unavailable Saturday, December 14, beginning at 6 pm, and continue until approximately Sunday, December 15, at 6 pm.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Other services, such as Research and Digital Library websites requiring a Grandview Library card, are expected to be available during this time.

Call Circulation at 614-486-2951 with any questions regarding your account.

New events through May 2014


Celebrate the Grandview Library’s 90th birthday with a new season of events, concerts & fun!

Find out what’s happening December 2013—May 2014, and join us for fascinating talks, great workshops, live music, and fun for all ages!










We’re excited about this upcoming season, and we hope you’ll join us.

See you at the Grandview Library!

Questions? Call Circulation at 486-2951.

Be a homebound delivery volunteer


Calling new volunteers! Would you like to make a big difference with just a small amount of work?

The Library is in need of drivers to deliver materials to home bound patrons, mostly within the 43212 area code. Deliveries are Thursday mornings and take about 1.5 to 2 hours. Volunteers work one shift per month.

Please contact the volunteer coordinator, Rayn Hetterscheidt at 614-486-2951 for more information.

Handmade penguin ornaments


Honor someone special with a Remembrance Tree ornament!

Purchase an ornament in honor or in memory of someone special, and help decorate the Grandview Library’s Remembrance Tree, located in our Atrium during the holidays.
This year’s felt penguin ornaments were designed & handmade by Grandview resident Nancy Kukla!
The minimum donation is $15. Use this form (PDF) or pick one up in the Atrium.
Please consider a donation to the annual Remembrance Tree campaign to honor or remember someone special during the holiday season.

We truly appreciate the great support the Grandview Library receives from you!

Questions? Call Connie Frecker at 614-486-2954.

One of America’s best libraries—again!


The Grandview Heights Public Library has been recognized as one of the best public libraries in America, earning its sixth consecutive 5-star rating and ranking second in the nation in its category!

The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service identified 263 “star” libraries in its America’s Star Libraries 2013. It is based on 2011 data from the IMLS—circulation, visits, program attendance and Internet use, each per capita.

Your continued support has made the Grandview Library one of the best public libraries in the country! Thank you!

In addition to the Grandview Library, four other Franklin County library systems received star ratings:

Learn about our Library Journal five-star ratings in: 201220112010, and 2009 (Round One and Two).

Learn about our Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings Top 10 rankings in: 2010 (#3), 2009 (#4), and 2008 (#9).
Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.

Link to your favorite Library items


Finding great items on our catalog? Share links about them on your favorite social media websites!

Just click the orange “Share” button to the right of your item selection and choose your favorite site—Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email, and many more. Your shared post will include a thumbnail picture and link to the item.

Start a conversation with friends about your favorite books, movies, and music you find at the Grandview Library!

Join the Grandview Library’s social media pages. 

Digital scanning and fax station


Digital scanning and faxing are now available at a special station in Reference!

  • Digital scanning is free!
    • Please limit use to 15 minutes when others are waiting.
    • Send your scanned document (for free) to:
      • Email
      • Smartphone/tablet (you must have a QR code reader app downloaded to your phone)
      • Google Docs
      • USB
      • SkyDrive (Microsoft docs)
      • B&W printer ($.10 per page) or color printer ($.25 per page).
  • FAX: $1 per page (U.S. and Canada only).
  • Coin-operated station accepts $5 and $1 paper bills, and $.25, $.10, and $.05 coins.

Enjoy this terrific new service at the Grandview Library!