Library Art and Architectural Features
The Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library occupies the 11th through 15th floors of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center; these floors were previously occupied by the State Library of Ohio. The library administrative offices are located on the 12th Floor.
Located on the north end of the 11th Floor, the Law Library Reading Room features on its south wall seven murals by Missouri artist LeRoy MacMorris (1893-1982) depicting the history of the printed book.
On the north end of the Reading Room are two 4 foot high sculptures by famed blown-glass artist Dale Chihuly. The sculptures, owned by the Ohio State Bar Association, are on loan to the Supreme Court for permanent display. Additional information on this artwork can be found in the brochure The Supreme Court of Ohio Contemporary Fine Art Collection.
Also on loan to the Supreme Court are six mural-sized original paintings depicting the evolution of the law in Western civilization. The murals, located in the Law Library Gallery on the 11th Floor between the circulation desk and the Reading Room, were commissioned by the OSBA from award-winning Ohio artist Ron Anderson.
There is elevator access to all floors of the library as well as a stairway offering access among the floors. The central stairway from the 12th through 15th floors features "pretzels," an artistic design attached to the base of the handrails. An atrium on the 13th Floor provides a view of the 14th and 15th floors.
The library has many windows providing natural light and a panoramic view of Columbus. Study carrels are placed throughout the library, as are comfortable chairs and couches for reading or conversation.