Our extensive collection of journals, manuscripts, books and government publications is included below.
Visit the Government Publications section for access to our collection of federal and state documents.
OhioLINK: Databases & Journals
The Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is a consortium of 90 Ohio college and university libraries, as well as the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for learning, teaching and conducting research. Serving more than 600,000 patrons, OhioLINK’s membership includes 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 50 independent colleges and the State Library of Ohio.
Two public libraries, the Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Westerville Public Library, also participate.
At OhioLINK libraries, registered users have access to a virtual statewide library through the State Library’s catalog. Books and audio/video materials that are not available from the State Library of Ohio may be requested from other member libraries.
Magazines & Newspapers
Access an expansive collection of magazines and newspapers electronically via the links below, or stop by the State Library to check out our collection of print newspapers on microfilm. We maintain our print newspapers for three months in-house.
Books & eBooks
History & Genealogy
- Ancestry Library Edition
- City Directories (Print)
- Downloadable Cincinnati Area Directories
- Internet Archive
- Ohio Memory Project
- Ohio Online Death Certificate Index
- Opening History: U.S. History Resources
- Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Virtual Library
- State Library Rare Book Room Collection
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
- Wayback Machine
Chronicling America National Digital Newspaper Program
- Akron Daily Democrat
- The Cincinnati Labor Advocate
- The Democratic Banner
- The Democrat-Sentinel
- The Hocking Sentinel
- Marietta Daily Leader
- Marion Daily Mirror
- The Ohio Democrat
- The Perrysburg Journal