COLS: Welcome COLS Students!

This COLS resources, video lesson, and quiz on lateral reading.
Please click on the Learning Activity tab to view a short tutorial on lateral reading. After viewing the tutorial, please complete the online quiz. Your results will be sent to your instructor. 

Did you know...

...Columbus State students who work with librarians on their assignments are more likely to succeed academically! 

Reference librarians are committed to assisting you with the following:

Locating appropriate resources

Developing research skills

Providing citation guidance

Assisting with library technology

Reference librarians are on duty in person and virtually during all hours the library is open. Drop in to our Columbus and/or Delaware locations, contact us on chat, call (614-287-2460), or email You can also book appointments via Starfish!

Meet some of our Reference and Instruction Librarians and take a virtual tour of the library building in this video!

The friendly librarians at the Columbus State Library are available to help you in-person and online whenever we are open.

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Friday:  7:30am – 5:00pm
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