Lifelong Learning

Channel your inner genius. Visit your Library for educational resources for all ages - from early literacy to college planning and beyond.


Owens Community College and Penta Career Center offer GED classes at more than 10 locations around Toledo and Lucas County.

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The Library acts as a connector to high quality vetted resources for test preparation, scholarship information, financial aid, and background on colleges and programs.

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Test proctoring is offered at Main Library and Kent Branch Library. There is no fee for proctoring. Due to staff and space limitations, we cannot always accommodate students.

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Birmingham Branch
Tuesdays & ThursdaysNoon - 4 p.m.Penta Career Center, 419.661.6555
Holland BranchMondays & Wednesdays1 - 5:30 p.m. Penta Career Center, 419.661.6555
Kent BranchMondays & WednesdaysNoon - 4 p.m.Owens Community College, 567.661.2708
Kent BranchTuesdays & Thursdays9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Penta Career Center, 419.661.6555
Lagrange BranchMondays & Wednesdays9 a.m.  - 1 p.m.Owens Community College, 567.661.2708
Locke BranchTuesdays & Thursdays12:30 - 4:30 p.m.Owens Community College, 567.661.2708
Main LibrarySaturdays9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Penta Career Center, 419.661.6555
Mott BranchMondays and Thursdays9:30 a.m.  -   1:30 p.m.Penta Career Center, 419.661.6555
Point Place BranchWednesdays and Fridays9  a.m. –   1 p.m.Penta Career Center, 419.661.6555
Reynolds Corners BranchTuesdays and Fridays9   a.m. - 1 p.m.Penta Career Center, 419.661.6555
South BranchTuesdays and WednesdaysNoon  – 2 p.m.ESL Classes
Toledo HeightsTuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 1 p. m.Penta Career Center, 419.661.6555

For GED Test Sites and Times call the Lucas County Educational Services Center at 419.245.3809.


Finding the right college

ACT Test
Register for the ACT, access their study materials, and also find information about careers and colleges.

College Board
Register for the SAT and other tests, find practice questions and tests, and search for colleges and financial aid.

College Navigator
From the Department of Education - features side-by-side comparisons, links to college sites, plus campus security information.

College View
Numerous preference options to narrow your search, links to college websites and social media information, often virtual tours, and more.

Peterson's Guides
College searching, but also tests, financial aid, and lots of advice along the way.

Financing and paying for college

FAFSA on the Web
Get your PIN, fill in the form, find school codes - all you need to start your financial aid search.

Tap into the largest database of scholarships around - you may strike gold!

Federal Student Aid Portal
Advice about financial aid and going to college, plus information about paying off student loans.  

Financial Aid Information Page
Come here for ideas and advice about making your financial aid search successful.  Don’t miss the links here!  

Ohio Higher Ed
Your gateway to information about attending college in Ohio. Find ways to make college affordable – community colleges, transfer credits, low cost options, eLearning –it’s all here.

Full list of scholarships, awards, and grants. Will give you fun, unusual, academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and many more types of scholarships.