3101 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 43610


Sunday Closed
Monday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 9 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.


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


Faxing, copying, and scanning


74 parking spots/3 handicapped accessible parking spots

5 Bicycle spots

Upcoming Events at Kent View All

One-to-One Tutorials

Friday Apr. 20
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Need help setting up your e-media device? Want to build a fabulous resume to impress new employers? Just have a question about how to use computers? Set up your appointment today for one-to-one assistance with all your technology questions. Contact Kent at 419-259-5340 to schedule.

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One Stop Resume Shop

Saturday Apr. 21
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Receive online job searching tips, resume and cover letter writing help, interviewing tips, and more. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Jam Sessions 2018

Saturday Apr. 21
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Enjoy a lively afternoon with Professional Musicians of Northwest Ohio, Local 15-286, American Federation of Musicians (AFM), children's activities and special guest performers. Presented by the Art Tatum African American Resource Center. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Noon - Jon Hendricks video tribute 1p - Ellie Martin 2p - Ben Maloney Quartet 3p -...

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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.


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.


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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