Contact Us

Give us a call

  • General Information: 614-644-7061 or 1-800-686-1532 (Ohio only)
  • Circulation Services: 614-644-6950
  • Research Services: 614-644-7051

You can find the contact information of individual employees in our Staff & Department Directory.

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Submit a research question using this form.

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Share your story on how one of our services or resources positively affected your library, your state agency, or you by completing this form.

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Use this form to report problems on the site library.ohio.gov, such as broken links or missing information, to our technical team at the State Library of Ohio.

Directions

Find us on Google Maps or use the directions below. Note: Construction may cause detours and delays. For up-to-date information visit the Ohio Department of Transportation’s website.

Directions

From the North
Take I– 71 S.
Take Exit 109A to merge onto I– 670 W
Take Exit 4A (Fourth St/US–23 (N)) to N 4th St (US–23)
Turn right (E) on E 1st Ave.
Continue East on E 1st Ave for 0.08 mi until you reach 274 E 1st Ave. (on left)

From the South
Take I- 71 N.
Take Exit 106B to OH–315 (N)
Merge onto 670 (E)
Exit at 4th St. (Exit 4B – US 23, Third St/Fourth St – to the Right)
Turn Left on E Goodale St.
Turn left at light – (N) on N 4th St (US–23)
Turn right at first light – (E) on E 1st Ave.
Continue East on E 1st Ave until you reach 274 E 1st Ave (on left)

From the East
Take I–70 W.
Take Exit 100B (US–23/Fourth St)
Turn Right onto US–23 (US–23/S 4th St)
Continue (N) on US–23 (N 4th St). for 1.8 mi.
Turn right (E) on E 1st Ave.
Continue East on E 1st Ave for 0.08 mi until you reach 274 E 1st Ave (on left)

From the West
Take I–70 E. to 670 E
Exit at 4th St. (Exit 4B – US 23, Third St/Fourth St – to the Right)
Turn Left on E Goodale St.
Turn left at light – (N) on N 4th St (US–23)
Turn right at first light – (E) on E 1st Ave.
Continue on E 1st Ave until you reach 274 E. 1st Ave. on the left

Building Information

The State Library building is open during regular business hours.

The State Library is located in the former Jeffrey Mining Manufacturing building. Parking is available at no cost in the front and side lots of the building. WiFi access is free and provided for library visitors during regular business hours. Click here for more information about visiting the library.

Hours


Regular Business Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Following are the state holidays observed by all state government agencies, including the State Library of Ohio. The State Library will be closed on these holidays but access to our library catalog and databases will be available.

Note: The State Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24th.
The library building will also be closed  the day after Thanksgiving. Staff are working remotely and available via online chat, email, and telephone on Friday, November 25, 2022.

Holidays Observed/Closed Dates
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, 2022
Christmas Monday, December 26, 2022
New Year’s Day Monday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16, 2023
Presidents Day Monday, February 20, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023
Columbus Day Monday, October 9, 2023
Veterans Day Friday, November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23, 2023
Christmas Monday, December 25, 2023

The State Library is located in the former Jeffrey Mining Manufacturing building in Italian Village within the Short North area of Columbus.

Information about the Columbus area including attractions, dining, events, and lodging  is available through the Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Experience Columbus website.

The State Library of Ohio is conveniently located just north of downtown Columbus. Tours of our collections and unique facility may be available to small groups during regular business hours upon request starting in 2022. Tours groups are limited to 6 people.

Use this form to submit a request.