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We have tools and resources to help you learn, grow and thrive.

Check out some of our favorites: LinkedIn Learning for Library (formerly for courses to grow your business, software, technology and creative skills, PressReader for access to top newspapers and magazines and HelpNow for online school help.

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African American Heritage

Comprehensive mix of resources, records and tools geared to African American genealogy.

Ancestry Library Edition

One of the largest collections of genealogical databases.

Columbus African American Collection

Historical photos and documents relating to Black history in Columbus.

Columbus Dispatch Digital

Get full-text coverage of the Columbus Dispatch from 1871 to the present.

Columbus News Index

An index of news articles of local interest from 1960-1997 and obituaries from 1931-1997.

Columbus Yearbook Collection

Searchable Central Ohio yearbooks 39 years or older.

Digital Public Library of America

Millions of primary source images, text and videos from across the United States.


Millions of records and free how-to resources from the Latter Day Saints.

Find A Grave

One of the best sites for locating cemeteries and finding where our ancestors are buried.


Discover your family’s past through millions of military and genealogical records.

Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society

Programs, pioneer families, lineage societies and interest groups for Franklin County genealogy.

Franklin County Gravestone Photos and Indexes

Central Ohio cemetery histories, burial indexes and gravestone photographs.

Genealogy Collection

Records, photographs and other digitized items relating to Columbus and Ohio genealogy.


Access more than 7.5 million pages of genealogical resources.

History in Context – U.S.

Reference and multimedia content, plus primary sources, about key events and people in U.S. history.

My History

Access central Ohio’s digital history. Images, documents, maps and artifacts.

National Archives & Records Administration’s Genealogy Page

One of the largest collections of genealogy information in the U.S.

Ohio Death Record Index Search

Index to Ohio death certificates, 1913-1944, 1954-1963.

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Find articles, 2002 to present, from suburban Columbus newspapers.

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