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All locations will close at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Kent

3101 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 43610

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Features

Internet Access

32 public computers/44 public Netbooks

4 children's computers/4 teen computers

Research lab with 6 computers for group collaboration

Teen gaming room with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Free Wifi

Meeting Space

206-person meeting room/handicapped accessible

Self-services

Faxing, copying, and scanning

Parking

74 parking spots/3 handicapped accessible parking spots

5 Bicycle spots

Upcoming Events at Kent View All

Daily Drop-In

Monday Nov. 20
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Event Details

Computer Basics

Monday Nov. 20
at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Kent

This hands-on class is an introduction to the computer and includes a mouse tutorial. Registration is required. This class is a 2 week series. Contact Kent at 419-259-5340 to register.

Event Details

Internet Basics

Monday Nov. 20
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

A hands-on introduction to the Internet. Learn basic Internet terms, how to browse pre-selected websites, and search using a search engine. Contact Kent at 419-259-5340 to register.

Event Details

Meeting Spaces

Each branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is home to a public meeting room that is available free of charge. These rooms, in fulfillment of our mission are available for educational, instructional, or civic programs when library programs are not scheduled. 

To request a room, call 419.259.5340.

THE TATUM CENTER

The Art Tatum African American Resource Center provides historical and educational information on African American culture and heritage. Established in 1989, the Tatum Center is located in Kent Branch Library in Toledo’s historic Old West End.

The Collection

The Tatum Center houses a collection of nearly 10,000 materials, including books, magazines, videos and photos. With materials suitable for all ages, the Tatum Center’s collection is also a great public resource for groups and individuals studying or conducting research.

Programs

The Tatum Center’s programs encourage appreciation for Black history and culture and offer opportunities for growth and understanding of the Black experience. Ongoing events include book discussion groups, visiting speakers, group tours and community forums as well as programs for various holidays.

history

The Kent Branch first opened in 1917, and was the first full-service location. In 1974 a fire destroyed the original branch, and it was then operated temporarily out of a storefront on Collingwood Blvd. The new branch opened in 1976 at its current location in the former Academy of Medicine Building. In 2010, as a result of a 2.2 million broadband federal stimulus grant, the branch was remodeled which has allowed for additional staff and public use computers. 

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