At the State Library, we believe that collaboration and information sharing within the library community is essential to building a Smarter Ohio. Check out the different resources available to your library by visiting the links below. Click here to view COVID-19 Resources and Information for libraries.
Ohio Public Library COVID-19 Reopening In the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic Survey
Click here to view responses from Ohio Public Libraries on the strategies they are implementing to safely reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This data is made available by the State Library of Ohio and will be updated as new information is made available.
Public Libraries Only: To submit a new response, please visit our survey website. To update a survey with new information you may 1) fill out the survey again (you can skip to questions where there’s a new answer). OR 2) send the update to Kirstin Krumsee .
Public Libraries' Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic
The State Library of Ohio recently launched a calendar of Online Programs from Ohio’s Public Libraries that features links to programs and live events such as Book Chats, Virtual Storytimes, Ask a Librarian Live Reference, and Crafts and Makerspace activities. With the calendar, you can easily discover and then experience programs and events in public libraries throughout Ohio.
The State Library of Ohio is not accepting new programs for the calendar at this time. Depending on the trajectory of the pandemic, we may reopen the calendar at a later date.
Training & Professional Development
Interested in continuing your education? We offer training and professional development opportunities for Ohio library staff. You will also find continuing education resources offered by other organizations by visiting the Training Opportunities page.
Library Programs & Development
We also help Ohio libraries develop training and programs for staff and patrons on a variety of topics. Visit our Library Programs and Development page for details about Choose to Read Ohio, Connecting to Collections, Government Documents Depository Program, Guiding Ohio Online, Ohio Digital Library, Summer Reading Program, Talking Books Program, Youth Services and more.
Government Documents Depository Program
The State Library is the only regional federal depository in Ohio and is also a depository for state information. We help Ohio libraries and librarians understand and effectively leverage government information and resources.
Logos & Promotional Material
Download promotional graphics, logos, and information flyers about State Library services to libraries.
At the State Library, we coordinate the statewide delivery network. Learn more about this offering and how it can benefit your library.
Your library program or initiative may be eligible for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.