Ohioana's Reading Room with a window showing the collection.

Ohioana's Reading Room with a window showing part of the collection.

At the Ohioana Library Association, we work to promote, preserve, and increase awareness of Ohio literature, reaching over half a million people worldwide. Ohio has long been one of America’s great literary centers, and the state continues to produce an impressive body of written works and authors.

Whether it’s through our Book Festival, Book Awards, our library collection, or our Ohioana Quarterly publication, everything we do is with the goal of connecting readers and Ohio writers.

Ohioana elevates Ohio’s written works and the creative minds behind them, celebrating our collective literary history. We also highlight the unique, diverse perspectives that shape the story of Ohio, aiming to inspire the next generation of writers and readers. To read about the history of Ohioana, click here.

The Association is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees composed of up to 28 members from throughout Ohio. It is supported through memberships, subscriptions, contributions, and a subsidy from the State of Ohio. Members and subscribers live in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and three European countries. Find out how you can support Ohioana.

You can visit the Ohioana Library by appointment at 274 E. First Avenue, Suite 300 in Columbus, Ohio. Email us at ohioana@ohioana.org to make an appointment. See our Contact page for more details about planning your visit.

Click here to download an informational handout about Ohioana.