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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A Promised Land

New Books for November 2020

Browse a selection of ebooks and audiobooks recently added to the Ohio Digital Library, including featured book A Promised Land by Barack Obama. If you want […]

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Contact-free front door pickup now available on Wednesdays at the State Library

Patrons borrowing items from the State Library may now use the contact-free front door pickup at the State Library on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – […]

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Call for Nominations for Appointment to State Library Board

The State Library of Ohio is seeking nominations for appointment to a five-year term on the State Library Board. Judge Michael Merz of Columbus will complete his […]

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