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The Ohio Digital Library

The Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Digital Catalog have merged into The Ohio Digital Library.

The Ohio Digital Library is a digital consortium of 179 Ohio libraries.  The libraries share a collection of digital media that includes eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.  Started in 2005 as the Ohio eBook Project, it is funded in part by LSTA funds awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the State Library of Ohio.

This statewide project helps libraries provide these services at a considerable savings. The State Library of Ohio acts as Project Manager and contracts with OverDrive, Inc. to make this project a reality. As of January 2012, more than 100,000 library patrons have enjoyed the Ohio eBook Project holdings. The holdings include over thirty-one thousand copies of more than nineteen thousand individual titles. To view the collection visit: OhioeBooks.com

eBooks in the collection are downloadable in a variety of formats and service a number of different devices. Many of the eBook formats require Adobe Digital Editions, a free software. Downloadable audiobooks and music and video can be downloaded using the free Overdrive Media Console available on the The Ohio Digital Library website.

Enrollment is open to Ohio Public Libraries that do not currently offer a standalone OverDrive service. If you represent a library that is interested in joining, please see the enrollment requirements. If you have other questions or concerns about the Ohio Digital Library, please contact Mandy Knapp, Library Consultant at aknapp@library.ohio.gov .