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Get a Library Card

If you are a state employee or an Ohio resident, who is 18 years old or older, you can apply for a library card.   Choose from the options below to start your application.

Due to the recent high volume of online applications, the Ohio Resident Application is temporary offline. If you are an Ohio resident who needs a library card immediately, please call us at (614) 644-7061 or at (800) 686-1532. You can also register in person at the State Library of Ohio with a proof of address, i.e. driver’s license, state ID, recently postmarked bill, etc.