InThisTogetherOhio graphicIn adherence to best practices and guidance from the Governor’s office brought about in response to COVID-19, the State Library moved to a “remote work” status effective March 18, 2020.  State Library staff remain available remotely during normal business hours.  Thank you for your patience.  Online resources remain available 24/7.  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  Click here for Coronavirus Information and Resources.

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New Books for August 2020

Browse a selection of ebooks and audiobooks recently added to the Ohio Digital Library, including featured book In Praise of Walking by Shane O’Mara. If you […]

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State Library of Ohio Invites All Types of Libraries to Submit Proposals for Ohio LSTA Competitive Grants

Libraries have responded to unparalleled challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic with innovative and creative solutions and an unwavering commitment to the values and principles of […]

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Upcoming Webinar – Making Sense of the Moment: The Library’s Role in Helping Us Understand Race and Racism

The last few months have been wrought with pain, protest, anger, and a call for change. These are not new issues, new pain, or new […]

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