The Ohayocon Public Library (OPL) is a multi-media feature room dedicated to providing manga, comics, DVDs, artbooks, audiobooks, music, and more during the Ohayocon weekend. The OPL is free for the benefit of everyone, whether they’ve purchased admission or not, and provides a laid-back, quiet environment to catch up on an old series or fall in love with something new!

The Library is new for 2019 and we are underway building our inventory. To help source our materials, we are offering pre-reg discounts in exchange for donated materials. We have librarians representing Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati for library book collections and also accept donations at other conventions where Ohayocon has a table. You’ll receive a single-use discount code that can be used to pre-reg online via PayPal. Coupons are stackable, so with enough donated items you could earn a free badge and more for friends!

Donation Exchange Rate: $5 coupon code off pre-reg badge for every*

  • 10 manga
  • 10 graphic novels
  • 10 light novels
  • 10 sci-fi/fantasy books
  • 5 roleplaying guidebooks
  • 5 artbooks
  • 5 tankoban or comic compilations
  • 5 CDs (music or audiobooks)
  • 3 anime/geek DVDs

*Complete donated series that fall short of the next highest coupon increment will round up. A combination of several media types that individually may not qualify for a coupon may be credited at the discretion of the staff.

To see what’s on offer so far, please see the inventory at this link. It’s a small list; help us grow!


Pre-con donations for 2019 credit are now closed while we finalize our inventory. If you’d like to donate items during Ohayocon 19, you may do so and receive credit towards a pre-registration for 2020.


Please email panels@ohayocon.org for any questions!