325 Michigan Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
|Sunday||1 - 5 p.m. (September - May only)|
|Monday||9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
- Internet Access
125 public computers
32 children's computers/9 teen computers
- Meeting Space
300 on-site parking spots with 6 handicapped accessible parking spots. Free parking on weekends during regular library hours.
The McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning/handicapped accessible/Capacity: 312
The McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning LOBBY/handicapped accessible/Capacity: Seated-80, Standing-200
Huntington Meeting Room/Capacity: Seated (2 sides)-200, Seated (1 side)-75
Conference Meeting Rooms/handicapped accessible/Capacity: 8
- Creativity Lab: The Susan M. Savage Family Place
Children’s Library is home to our new 2,775 square foot creativity lab. This fun, interactive space was specially designed for kids, tweens, and families.
Faxing, copying, and scanning
- Underground Parking
Monday-Friday 1st hour is free - 50 cents per half hour after that - $6. max
Saturday and Sunday - FREE
- We want your feedback!
Upcoming Events at Main Library View All
Saturday Chess Players
Saturday, May 27
Location: Main Library
Chess - it’s the ultimate strategy game. Every Saturday you can stop in to play a game or maybe learn some new techniques to up your game. We’ll be set up by the Teen area on the Main Floor of Main Library. All ages and all skill levels are welcome, so come to learn or share your knowledge of one...Event Details
Tuesday, May 30
Location: Main Library
Do you have questions about a smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Need information on the best new device for you? Our Device Advice sessions are free and open to the public. Customers can walk in anytime during the session and get guidance and answers in a casual and relaxed format.Event Details
Wednesday, May 31
Location: Main Library
Do you have a child starting kindergarten in the fall? Join our Kindergarten KickStart! for an event that's part storytime, part information session, and a great big hour of fun! Songs, stories, games and activity stations will prepare both you and your child for success in school. Participants who attend this event will receive a Ready, Set, Kindergarten Backpack of...Event Details
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library dates back to 1838, making it the first public library funded by tax dollars in the state of Ohio. Main Library has stood as a downtown landmark since it opened on September 5, 1940. Welcoming more than a half-a-million visitors a year who check out nearly one million items, Main Library is home to 1.2 million books, CDs, videos, DVDs and reference materials. It is the fourth largest public library collection in the state of Ohio. In August of 2001, a 271,000 square foot, $45.1 million renovation and expansion to Main Library was unveiled, opening one of the most technologically advanced public libraries in America.
Get in the Art Loop
Toledo’s signature monthly arts experience is all about Music, Food, Art, and Fun. Explore the downtown creative community by touring the art, artists, and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. Main Library joins over 40 downtown locations participating, and serves as the Tarta hub for easy transportation around the loops. Art Loop takes place each third Thursday of the month April-December, 5:30-9 p.m.Learn More
Use our MakerBOT 5th Generation 3D Printer to bring your school projects to life, or to produce something for fun or utility! Learn more about Tinkercad, one of the programs used to design and create 3D pieces.
Federal Depository Library Program
TLCPL is part of the Federal Depository Library Program which is made available for FREE public use in Federal depository libraries location throughout the United States and its territories.
Classics Gift Shop
Classics Gift Shop has a wide array of gently-used books, gifts, and cards. All proceeds from the gift shop, which is operated by volunteers, benefit the Library. Main Library’s gift shop features hundreds of used books, candles, garden stakes, jewelry, scarves, men’s ties, gourmet chocolates, and seasonal gifts.Learn More
Make Main Library a destination for lunch. With weekly specials every day, Main Library mixes up ordinary lunch with some serious flavor like buffalo chicken pizza or Mexican lasagna.
- Monday & Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.