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 .

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.

Training  Opportunities

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.

Library Programs & Development

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.

Government Documents

Logos & Promotional Material

Download  promotional graphics, logos, and information flyers about State Library services to libraries.

Logos & Promotional Materials

Statewide Delivery

At the State Library, we coordinate the statewide delivery network. Learn more about this offering and how it can benefit your library.

Statewide Delivery Services

LSTA Grants

Your library program or initiative may be eligible for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

Apply For LSTA Grants