In 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 MyOhio.gov. Click here for Coronavirus Information and Resources.