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Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th Congressional District

Back to School Survival Kit

The best school survival tool is FREE – a Library card! From homework help to tools for teachers, we have many resources to not only help you survive, but thrive during the school year. 


Alan Alda

October 5, 7 p.m. @ Stranahan Theater

7-time Emmy Award winner, Television Hall of Fame inductee, Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, best-selling author, Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H, and PBS’ Scientific American Frontiers host. 

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Doing Business with the Library

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library purchases goods and services for ongoing operations. It also employs general contractors to build and renovate its various facilities.

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Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks in dozens of topics: fiction, biography, comics and graphic novels, humor, mystery and suspense, science fiction, fantasy, and more.

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Digital Collections

The Library is pleased to be partnering with Ohio Memory to present our growing digital archive.  There are currently several collections that we invite you to explore including Time After Time, Birmingham Neighborhood, and the Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankowski.

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Over 25 million free-to-read magazines and product catalogs from around the world. Some magazines are available in other languages including Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. iOS |Android

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Literary Thrillers

Explore a selection of books filled with danger, action and suspense with an intellectual edge.

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Get the Card!

Don’t have a Toledo Lucas County Public Library card yet? Get our eCard and have nearly instant access to our Research Tools and eMedia, including streaming movies, music, eBooks, and more! All Ohio residents qualify for our library card.

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Read Watch Listen


Take a look at the top new picture books, fiction and non-fiction titles for children.

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Staff picks of the Week

What is the library staff most excited to get home and read? We recommend these latest releases!