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Over 175 years of serving

Toledo and Lucas County

  • Support Essential Literacies
  • Foster Culture of Innovation & Leadership
  • Strengthen Our Community Engagement

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Engage all of our communities, inspire lifelong learning, and provide universal access to a broad range of information, ideas, and entertainment.


To continue evolving Library services to best meet the needs of the many and diverse communities we serve and be a catalyst for positive change in all corners of Toledo and Lucas County.


In all of our efforts we will seek to build an organizational culture that is welcoming, innovative, objective, accountable, and collaborative.

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By signing up for a library card, you’ve just opened up your world to lifelong learning and universal access to a broad range of information, ideas, and entertainment. Get started with these help and how to's!

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Our Library has served Lucas County residents for more than 175 years. Our System consists of Main Library, located in downtown Toledo and 18 branches located throughout Lucas County. We are the fifth largest library system in Ohio and offer a wide variety of services as well as excellent employment opportunities.

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As the Library strives to meet the changing needs of the community, we realize there are new businesses to work with. Do you work in the industry? Learn how you can do business with the Library.

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Library Leadership

Find out who makes up the leadership of your Toledo Library.

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Honors & Reports

We are very proud of the recognition from political, historical, and government agencies.

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Policies are the backbone that guide us in serving the community responsibly.

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