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Welcome to the Archives & Library at the Ohio History Center: Welcome and Hours

Welcome to the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library!

Research. Learn. Explore.

Research. Learn. Explore.

Whether you're a genealogist, researcher, student or simply have questions about Ohio history, our Archives & Library are here to help.

You'll find an extensive collection of newspapers, photos, manuscripts, books, maps and government records available in our Reading Room at the Ohio History Center in Columbus and through our online collections catalog.

We also offer research services, genealogy workshops and help in answering your research questions by email or phone. Our experienced archivist librarians can help bring history to life by connecting you with original sources in our collection.

Contact Us

Contact the Archives & Library

Archives & Library 
Ohio History Connection 
800 East 17th Avenue 
Columbus, OH 43211 

Phone: 614.297.2510 
FAX: 614.297.2546 

Research. Learn. Explore.

Library Hours

Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 3 pm

Thursdays  10 am - 3 pm

Fridays 10 am - 3 pm

Changes to our hours will be posted to our website.



Our phone lines are not monitored; voicemail are returned most Thursdays and Fridays during normal business hours (EST).



Archives & Library team members page items on the half hour during those times when we're open, so plan ahead! To learn more, check out our "What to Expect During your Visit" page.

Interested in a personalized research experience, complete with an opportunity to connect with one of our archivist librarians? Want to look at a lot of materials, or aren't sure where to start? Have questions or just want to be sure everything is ready for your visit so you don't have to wait?  Consider making an appointment today!

Interested in a more self-directed visit, using just our Reading Room or Microfilm collections? We welcome your visit!


Note Regarding 1954-1970 Death Certificate Orders

Online orders for 1954-1970 death certificates have resumed.
Please note that on-site access to certificates in that range continues to be suspended.
If you have questions, please email and include order number, name, and date if applicable.