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.Access Downloads
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.Get Recommendations
Materials on the Go
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 KitsSearch and Request Kits
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!
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.Continue Reading
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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.
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.Submit a Suggestion
Give 3 Get 3
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.Get personal recommendations