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
- 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!
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.