Main Library

325 Michigan Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Hours

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.

Features

Internet Access

125 public computers

32 children's computers/9 teen computers

Free Wifi

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


Self-services

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

Upcoming Events at Main Library View All

African-American Read-In!

February 25 at 9:00am

Branch: Main Library

Be part of a Read-In for the Digital Age! It's just one of the ways we'll be celebrating all month long. Choose to read, watch or listen to our featured books, or any other in our collection of African-American literature. Scavenger hunts and quizzes add to the fun of Library visits and while you're there register for your chance to...

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Saturday Chess Players

February 25 at 9:30am

Branch: Main Library

Stop by the Children's Library on Saturday mornings for a game of chess. Practice basic moves as well as learn some advanced strategies. All skill levels welcome.

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Glass City Black Comix Arts Festival

February 25 at 10:00am

Branch: Main Library

Our expert team of Comic Artists will help you learn how to: draw, create/develop cool characters, and tell a story visually! We're celebrating and supporting black comic book creators from around the world in their effort to tell compelling, uplifting, and fantastic stories. The Festival aims to educate comic book fans about the amazing work created by black artists and...

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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 419.259.5200.

history

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.

3D printing

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.

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Library Café

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. 

Cafe Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Main Library Manager

Meg Delaney

419.259.5333
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Business Technology Library Manager

David Topoleski

419.259.5209
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Children's Library Manager

Mary Rava Miller

419.259.5231
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Humanities Library Manager

Erin Connolly

419.259.5370
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Local History and Genealogy Library Manager

Jill Clever

419.259.5233
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Popular/Teen Library Manager

Tracy Montri

419.259.5285
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