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Through the State Library's online catalog, you can search for and request books or other information resources held by the State Library. The online catalog is available 24/7 from any Internet accessible computer. You can place requests, check on the status of your requests, or renew your books from the comforts of your home. State Library staff can help you find additional resources if you can't find what you are looking for.
A pathfinder is an expert guide for finding information on a subject on the web and within a library. It provides enough basic resources to get started, strategize for future searching, and saves time. The guide typically includes suggested search terms, book titles with call numbers, and websites. Pathfinders are not comprehensive bibliographies. Select a subject below to download the corresponding pathfinder (PDF).
In addition to the online catalog, the State Library offers a variety of unique library services and resources to Ohio residents. To find out more, click on the links below, or contact us by phone or email.