Who We Are
OhioNet is the only statewide membership organization that brings libraries of every type and size together in order to build stronger communities.
OhioNet’s Impact ‘20
Serving Libraries Since 1977
OhioNet was formed in 1977 around the novel idea that libraries of all types and sizes share one important similarity: they all want to strengthen their communities and give their patrons their very best. With this thought at the center of our mission, the consortium began a period of expansion welcoming libraries of all types: public, academic, corporate, and otherwise, to pool resources, share skills, build partnerships, and discover commonalities that would strengthen and lift up the communities we serve.
We are structured as a member-funded 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a 12-person board of directors. These individuals, professional librarians from member institutions, are elected at-large by the membership and serve 3-year terms. We operate under a member-approved Code of Regulations.
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Strategic consulting to help libraries better plan, organize, and engage
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Training & Continuing Education
Professional development for librarians & library staff
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Reduced pricing, flexible terms, and streamlined management
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Equipment & Supplies Discounts
Cost savings, large retailer discounts, and easy reorders
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Systems & Data Support
Library platform management and support, data integrations, proxy service, and more.
For Libraries, By Librarians
At OhioNet, we’re intimately aware of the challenges facing our libraries because we’ve directed, managed, and worked in libraries of all types and sizes. We exist to help you meet your challenges, and we can’t wait to meet you too.
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