To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 the State Library is closed until at least May 1st. Click here for Coronavirus Information and Resources. Online resources and remote services will remain available during this time. Loan periods have been extended for physical items currently checked-out and we ask that patrons refrain from returning these items to the library. The option for requesting items for new check-outs has been deactivated. State employees are encouraged to access online library resources through this website or at

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The Communication Book

New Books for March 2020

Browse a selection of books, ebooks, and audiobooks  added this month, including our featured book The Communication Book by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler. If […]

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State Library to Remain Closed

Message from the State Library We continue closely monitoring information and recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Ohio Governor […]

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Calendar of Online Programs at Ohio’s Public Libraries

Ohio public libraries continue to serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in creative, engaging, and innovative ways. Live online programs and events re-connect libraries […]

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