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State Library of Ohio


Contact Information



274 East First Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201


General Information: 614-644-7061
Circulation Services: 614-644-6950
Research Services: 614-644-7051

Fax:[1] Research Services: 614-644-7004

Hours and holidays:[1]

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Closed for State Holidays: New Year's day, Martin Luther King day, President's day, Memorial day, Independence day, Labor day, Columbus day, Veterans' day, Thanksgiving day, and Christmas day.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:
Location. The State Library of Ohio is located in the historic Jeffrey Manufacturing Building within Italian Village, and just north of downtown Columbus. The library has easy access no-cost parking, and is in close proximity to downtown Columbus and the Short North Arts District.[2]

Internet sites and databases:

  • State Library of Ohio Home page.
  • Their home page has a link titled "Sources for Genealogists" which will give you the links to the digital collections for genealogists.
  • The website offers Contact Us, What's New, Find a Library, Catalog, Saerch Digital & Special Collections, Government Documents, The Ohio eBook Project, Sources for Genealogists.

Collection Description

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{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the State Library of Ohio, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Research Email at State Library of Ohio] (accessed 8 October 2012).
  2. [ to the State Library] at State Library of Ohio] (accessed 8 October 2012).
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