InThisTogetherOhio graphicIn adherence to best practices and guidance from the Governor’s office brought about in response to COVID-19, the State Library is in a “remote work” status with a limited number of staff on site. Although our building is currently closed, our staff remain available remotely 8 am – 5 pm weekdays (except for state and federal holidays) and online resources remain available 24/7. Thank you for your patience. Patrons may return items to the State Library through the mail or in the book drop in front of our building. Click here for instructions, times, and location information for Contact Free Front Door Pickup. State employees are encouraged to access online library resources through this website or at  Click here for Coronavirus Information and Resources.

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New Books for July 2021

Browse a selection of books recently added to the State Library collection, including this month’s featured book Your Hidden Super Power: The Kindness That Makes […]

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Former State Library Board President Steve Wood Passes

It is with great sadness that we share the news that former State Library of Ohio Board President Steve Wood, 81, died on July 13, […]

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State Library Closed in Observance of Juneteenth

The State Library of Ohio is closed Friday, June 18th in observance of the new state and federal holiday, Juneteenth. All State Library digital resources […]

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Reminder: State Library of Ohio ARPA Outreach Grant Applications Due August 1, 2021; Q&A Office Hour Webinar Added

The State Library of Ohio recently announced the launch of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Outreach Grant initiative. Utilizing Federal ARPA funds received from […]

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