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. State Library 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 May 2021

Browse a selection of books recently added to the State Library collection, including this month’s featured book When Truth Mattered by Robert Giles. Click here […]

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Conservation Care Class and LSTA Grant Opportunity

Registration is now open for the Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) Special Collections Conservation Care online class.  This professional development opportunity will take place virtually through pre-recorded talks […]

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Celebrate Libraries and Library Workers During National Library Week

National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. Ohio […]

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State Library of Ohio Receives Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 designates $200 million in pandemic response funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $200 […]

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