Books & Media

Looking for a great book or movie? Browse our genre specific reading lists & access our eMedia channels. Submit your writing as a local author.

eMedia Downloads

Download eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines or start streaming music, movies and TV series through our eMedia channels, such as Overdrivehoopla, RBdigital and Flipster! Looking for their Apps?

Access eMedia

​Read, Watch, Listen Lists

Looking for something to read, watch or listen to? We offer nearly 40 lists in 16 categories where you can find (and sign up to receive by email) new books, movies and music!

Browse lists

Search the Catalog

Were you expecting to search for books directly on this page? Sorry about that! The catalog and search can be accessed in the navigation at the top of the screen.

Search the Catalog

ideas just for you

Name three books/movies/authors that you love, and we'll offer three recommendations in return. Tell us what you’ve enjoyed recently and our expert staff will offer personalized suggestions just for you!

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book sales & donations

Our Friends of the Library hosts book sales throughout the year featuring gently-used music, movies and books for children, teens and adults. They also accept book donations!


more than books

We're more than books! Customers can now borrow GoPro Cameras, telescopes, tablets for kids and devices for streaming movies and TV shows even without internet access!


Local History Collections

Through our Local History Department, we are pleased to partner with Ohio Memory to present our growing digital archive which includes collections featuring historical documents, maps and atlases, photographs and more!


Images in Time

Most of the photographs in our Local History Department's collection depict scenes from Toledo, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including schools, hospitals, parks and Toledo area industries such as Jeep and Libbey Glass.

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With more than 10,000 materials in our Tatum Center Collection, to original children's book artwork in our Huebner Collection to hundreds of feminist works in our newest Steinem Sisters Collection - our diverse array of special collections continues to grow!


Local Author Submission

We want to recognize local creative efforts by including them in our collection whenever possible! Work must meet our Selection Criteria Policy.

To make a submission, review our guidelines and use the accompanying form. For additional questions, please call 419.259.5282.

Book Kits

Multiple copies of books are available for your classroom, book group or childcare center. We have almost 200 pre-selected kits of titles and you can also ask for a by-request book kit. If you are with a childcare center, we can deliver books in Childcare Kits for children up to age 11.

VIEW and request book kits

Suggest a Purchase

Have a suggestion for an item you would like to see included in our collection? Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we ask that you please limit suggestions to 3 per week. If your suggested title is more than a year old, please request an interlibrary loan from Search Ohio or Ohiolink.



A selection of books that are funny, quirky and offbeat.

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Children can easily see themselves in Olivia the pig, who is always involved in a whirlwind of activity and has unrestrained confidence in herself.

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An eclectic mix of novels that are fast-paced and utterly enjoyable to read.

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