Welcome to the Ohioana Library! Located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, we collect, preserve, and celebrate the written work of Ohio’s writers, artists, and musicians. Most importantly, we connect readers with Ohio writers.


Ohioana Launches New Website!

Welcome to the redesigned Ohioana Library website! We’ve made some significant changes with users in mind, including:

  • Streamlining the site
  • Integrating information about the Ohioana Book Festival, so everything Ohioana is in a single place
  • Creating a Resources page where you can search the online catalog and archival items
  • Creating a searchable database of Ohio author profiles as well as a searchable directory of Ohio authors and illustrators who do school and library visits

We hope you enjoy the new site!




Our History The Ohioana Library Assoication was founded in 1929 by Ohio’s first lady, Martha Kinney Cooper. Click the photo to learn more about our history, organization, and staff!


Our Mission Ohioana connects readers and Ohio writers. Click the photo to find out how!


Our Collection Ohioana’s collection includes books, sheet music, archival items, and more. Click the photo to see our online catalog and finding aids!