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. The option for new check-outs began September 8, 2020. Click here for more information about 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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The Blindspots Between Us

New Books for January 2021

Browse a selection of books recently added to the State Library collection, including this month’s featured book The Blindspots Between Us by Gleb Tsipursky. Click […]

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Read the 2020 Ohio Summer Library Program Evaluation Report

The 2020 Ohio Summer Library Program Evaluation Report recently published by the State Library is now available for download. It is also available to be […]

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Hello by Aiko Ikegami Selected as 2021 Floyd’s Pick Book Award Winner

The State Library of Ohio and the Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) Advisory Council are pleased to announce that Hello by Aiko Ikegami (Creston Books, […]

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