About the Library


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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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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Our Library has served Lucas County residents for more than 175 years. Our System consists of Main Library, located in downtown Toledo and 19 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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Marketing Campaigns

We love seeing people in our Library spaces borrowing books - and while you're here, stay and enjoy all that we have to offer! Our latest marketing campaigns aim to encourage people to do just that. Spend time at the Library listening to live music, growing vegetables in one of our community gardens, discovering your inner artist with our creative programs, and so much more.

It's never boring at the Toledo Library - and trust us when we say that books are just the beginning!

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Master Facilities Plan

Take a peak at where we're going! Our 10 year Master Facilities Plan provides a road map for us to use when planning and prioritizing improvement projects for our facilities. It addresses current conditions, describes innovative solutions and provides data-driven recommendations for improvement. These recommendations include thoughts on reconfiguration, renovation, expansion, and the potential replacement of existing facilities with new construction.

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

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