Planning your next visit? We’re here to help. Browse the topics below to discover how to access and use different library resources.

Library Information & Resources

  • Building and Location Information
    Information about how to contact us, business hours, our location and directions, parking, and WiFi access.
  • Get a Library Card
    Take the first step and get a library card. Register as a State Employee or Ohio resident
  • Log in to Your Account
    If you’re already a member, you can access your account history and more by logging in.
  • Access & Privileges
    Learn  about  our circulation and access to resources policies for State Employees and Ohio Residents.
  • Borrow, Renew, Return
    Learn how to use library resources, including borrowing, renewing and returning your items.
  • Current Research & Topic Alerts
    Contact a librarian to learn how to set up your own alerts. Service provided for state employees only.
  • Find an Ohio Library
    Browse our library directories to find an Ohio library near you.
  • Reserve a Meeting Room
    Reserve a meeting room for library activities and programs, for work-related purposes or for library-related functions.
  • Sign Up for a Mailing List
    Join one of our public mailing lists (listservs) to receive information on a variety of library topics.
  • Suggest a Title
    Recommend a book for the State Library of Ohio collection.
  • Deafness and Outreach Collection
    The Deafness and Outreach Collection is targeted toward interpreters, American Sign Language students, parents and professionals working within the deaf community.

Skills Training & Library Guides

We offer our patrons a variety of tools to support their research and continued education efforts, including topic guides, research and topic alerts, tips on how to search effectively, access to skill-building sites and more!

Skills Training & library  Guides

Services for the Blind & Physically Disabled

Learn about our services for the blind and physically disabled, including our Talking Book program, and access a wide variety of promotional items to support these services in your library.

Services for the Blind & Physically Disabled