Street Map of Kent Branch

Kent

3101 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 43610

Street Map of Kent Branch

Hours

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.
Sunday (During Main Library Renovation) noon - 5 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
  • 200-person meeting room/handicapped accessible
Self-services
  • Faxing, copying, and scanning
Parking
  • 74 parking spots/3 handicapped accessible parking spots
  • 5 bicycle spots
Holiday Hours

Visit our holiday hours page for information on when we will be closed.

Welcome to Kent Branch!

Branch Manager

Erin Baker

Erin Baker

419.259.5340
Email Erin

We hope that you'll make Kent Branch your home away from home.

Kent Branch is not your average neighborhood library, we greet you by name and welcome you with a smile. People don’t just stop by, they come and stay. Centrally located in the Old West End, Kent has everything to meet your needs. Truly, Kent C.A.R.E.S. by offering community access, resources and enrichment in a safe space.

Need computer access? We have over 40 computers and free wifi. Need tech help? We offer computer classes and one-to-one appointments. Need a tutor? We have a homework helper. Need an after-school snack? We offer meals for kids. Need a place to meet? We have three meeting rooms. Need assistance? Our staff will help fax, scan or copy and connect you to the right resources. We offer programs daily for everyone from kids to adults as well as special events hosted by the Art Tatum African American Resource Center.

About me: With over 15 years of business, marketing and higher education experience, it is my honor to serve as manager of Kent Branch since July, 2018. As a Toledo native, I fully embrace our slogan “you will do better in Toledo” and truly believe we all do better in Toledo libraries. I have a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. I am passionate about giving back to the community through resources and purposeful programming. Outside the library, you'll find me traveling, at the gym, home with my pug, out with friends or cheering on the Toledo Rockets with family!

We invite you to stop in, stay and visit with us at Kent!

Upcoming Programs

One-to-One Tutorials

Wednesday Apr. 24
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Set up your appointment today for one-to-one assistance with all your technology questions.

Event Details for One-to-One Tutorials

Email Basics

Wednesday Apr. 24
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Learn how to create an email account and use email safely.

Event Details for Email Basics

GED Classes Orientation (Owens)

Wednesday Apr. 24
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Earning the GED diploma will open doors to other Educational/Employment opportunities. Call Owens Community College at 567-661-2227 to register for this tuition free class orientation.

Event Details for GED Classes Orientation (Owens)

GED Classes (Owens)

Wednesday Apr. 24
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Earning the GED diploma will open doors to other Educational/Employment opportunities. Call Owens Community College at 567-661-2227 to register for this tuition free class.

Event Details for GED Classes (Owens)

Homework Helper

Wednesday Apr. 24
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Do you want to improve your grades and be successful in school? Our Homework Helper is here through the end of May to help you with your school assignments.

Event Details for Homework Helper

Connecting Kids to Meals

Wednesday Apr. 24
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Visit the library for FREE afternoon meals. All kids up to age 18 are eligible. Come for the meal-stay to read, learn and play!

Event Details for Connecting Kids to Meals

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 collection is comprised of nearly 10,000 materials, including books, magazines, videos and photos for all ages.

Job Search Assistance

Looking for a new job? A One Stop Resume Shop is offered at our Kent Branch Library, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Receive online job search tips, resume and cover letter writing assistance, help with interviewing and more.

Computer Training

Our Kent Branch Library houses a large technology center and a research lab with 6 computers for group collaboration. The Library offers weekly one-to-one computer tutorials as well as a variety of additional computer technology programs.

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Meeting Rooms

All of our Library locations offer free public meeting rooms. These rooms are available for educational, instructional or civic programs when available.

Reserve a Room: Contact the Library location directly to schedule a meeting room. Reservations are complete once you receive a response from Library staff. Before booking a meeting room, please review our Meeting Room Reservation Policy.

The Library does not endorse the purposes, policies, products or claims of those who use its meeting rooms. Scheduled meetings may be superseded by Library-sponsored activities.

Kent does not allow for Meeting Room A to be reserved on Sundays, but allows reservations for Meeting Rooms B and C.

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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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