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.


The Library offers eMedia, like Overdrive, to stream and download as eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, Videos / Movies, and eMagazines (digital magazines).

NOTE: Effective Sunday, August 14, 2016 OverDrive and NOOK are no longer partnering to bring eMagazines and newspapers to their customers. Cardholders can still access magazines through our Zinio and Flipster applications. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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​Read, Watch, Listen

If you are looking for great new material, our Librarians are here to recommend content for you under the category of Read, Watch, Listen which covers everything form the latest James Patterson novel to an obscure Indie Film.

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Materials on the Go

Media Box

The Media Box is a standalone unit that is accessible anytime of the day, 24/7, loaded with new DVDs and Blu-rays available for checkout. We currently have a Media Box at:

Book Kits

Our Book Kits are perfect when multiple copies of a title are needed for a book club or classroom.

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Child Care Kit

We have the resources to engage and educate the children you care for.  Introducing custom child care kits with material designed for all ages…with free delivery!     

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Do you love The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Lion King, or Moana? All of these novels and/or movies have a common literary technique identified as the Hero's Journey.

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Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with hero's journey, literature, literary techniques and monomyth

This year we’re challenging you to use the Library for something new. Attend one of our programs designed to help you master your new device, the cloud, and more!

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Posted in Education, Programs and Resources

Did you know that the Toledo Lucas County Public Library hosts a Caldecott Read-in? This year marks the 44th and TLCPL has correctly predicted the winner several times!

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Posted in Children & Parenting, New and Programs | Tagged with Caldecott Medal, children's literature and children's stories


Local Author Submission

We are pleased to have the works of many local authors, artists, and creators on our shelves, and wish to recognize local creative efforts by including them in our collection when possible. Materials must meet the Library’s Selection Criteria Policy

Please review our submission guidelines and accompanying form.

All questions regarding book submissions should be directed to: Kristie Lanzotti, 419.259.5282

Suggestion for Purchase

As a library card holder, we welcome your suggestions regarding items you would like to see included in the Toledo Lucas County Public Library's collection. Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we ask that you please limit your 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.

The Library welcomes suggestions regarding items to be included in the collection.Please use our online form to make your request for materials the library does not own.

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Get personal recommendations from our staff. We would love to suggest new authors/titles that you might like. Please give us a little information on what you’ve enjoyed recently and we will offer three personalized suggestions.

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