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.
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. See our Contact page for information about planning your visit.