Welcome to The Ohio State University Libraries. What an array of resources we have to offer you. 

Our libraries provide quick access to print materials, 24/7 access to information in electronic form, and special collections of exceptional objects that enhance research.  The Libraries’ facilities offer study spaces designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles. We strive to provide these resources in the most convenient manner possible--online at home, in your campus office, or in one of our library spaces.

Our greatest resource is the Libraries’ faculty and staff.  The expertise and subject specialties of our librarians provide users with value beyond the collections.  We are committed to continually refining services that improve each user's experience.

We strive to meet the diverse and changing information needs  of the University’s students, faculty and staff, and to provide resources throughout Ohio and the world.   As a library system at a university with a global presence, we are engaged in local, statewide, national and international initiatives and dialogues that are helping to shape 21st century libraries.  These programs and the services they foster will enhance our ability to acquire, manage and maintain information resources and support the creation of new knowledge.

We look forward to helping you discover the answers you need.

Carol Pitts Diedrichs

Vice Provost and Director of Libraries