About the Library

Find information on construction, employment, policies, library leadership, the board of directors, or recent awards the Library has received.

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Welcome to the Library

New to the Toledo Lucas County Public Library? 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. Learn more about our policies, materials, events and services.

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Share Your Library Love

We love our customers and hope they love our Library! Take a moment to let us know what the Library means to you and your family. While you're here, take some time to read about why others love us too.

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Think Libraries are Boring?

Think again! Through our Libraries are Boring campaign, we're showing the world how much we have to offer. In addition to thousands of books, movies and music, we also provide:

  • Telescopes, cameras and kids tablets that you can borrow
  • 3D printers, Cricut machines, sound and video software
  • Computer training programs
  • Homework help and educational resources
  • Hundreds of exciting monthly programs and so much more!

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MISSION

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

VISION

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.

VALUES

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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Employment

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. Get to know us!

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construction

We’re reimagining our Library spaces to meet the changing needs of our community. Take a look at some of our recent renovations and get a glimpse of current and future projects which include the renovation of Main Library and the new Mott Branch.

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Strategic Plan

What's in store for the Library? We asked you to help guide us in developing a strategic plan focused on three areas: supporting essential literacies, fostering a culture of innovation and leadership, and strengthening community engagement.

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Doing Business with the Library

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

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

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