University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 15 locations across the Columbus campus.

The William Oxley Thompson Library provides materials and services related to the humanities and social sciences. The collection includes reference materials, government documents and some special collections.

Department libraries support the course work and research in various fields of study. These libraries feature collections in agriculture, art, life and physical sciences, economics, education, engineering, human ecology, music, psychology, pharmacy, social work, and more. Librarians familiar with the subject areas and expert in associated research techniques are available for consultation.

Special Collections collect, preserve, and promote the use of rare books, primary research materials and manuscripts. They are available for use by Ohio State University faculty and students as well as visiting scholars and the general public.