CML to close on Sundays due to staffing levels


Due to a staffing shortage, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will close all 23 of its locations on Sundays, effective Nov. 14, through at least Jan. 9, 2022.

Fully staffed, CML employs approximately 870 full and part-time staff members. CML’s current staffing count is 711, meaning there are nearly 160 unfilled positions, stretching the capacity of current staff.

CML leaders, in tandem with its board of trustees, will reassess staffing levels in the coming weeks and months to determine whether the Sunday closure will extend beyond Jan. 9.
Digital library resources remain available 24/7 at, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, movies and music, plus research and learning tools.

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