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

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.

Self-services

Faxing, copying, and scanning

Parking

300 on-site underground parking spots with 6 handicapped accessible parking spots.

  • Monday-Friday 1st hour is free - 50 cents per half hour after that - $6. max 
  • Saturday and Sunday - FREE

20 Bicycle spots 

We want your feedback!

Please tell us about your recent visit.

Upcoming Events at Main Library View All

Device Advice

Tuesday, August 22
at 2:00pm

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

Cloud Computing

Wednesday, August 23
at 2:00pm

Location: Main Library

You may have heard of "The Cloud" but not sure what it means, how to use it, or where the cloud is. Take a look at some common cloud applications like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, and learn how easy and convenient cloud computing can be. An active email account is required. Registration required.

Event Details

Poetry Speaks featuring James Siegel with

Wednesday, August 23
at 6:30pm

Location: Main Library

About the poets: James J. Siegel is the author of the poetry collection How Ghosts Travel from Spuyten Duyvil Press, which was recently nominated as a finalist for the Ohioana Library Book Award. He lives in San Francisco where he hosts and curates a monthly show called Literary Speakeasy, which showcases Bay Area authors, poets, and songwriters. His work has...

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 419.259.5200.

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.

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

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.

Learn More

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
Email Meg

Business Technology Library Manager

David Topoleski

419.259.5209
Email David

Children's Library Manager

Mary Rava Miller

419.259.5231
Email Mary

Humanities Library Manager

Erin Connolly

419.259.5218
Email Erin

Local History and Genealogy Library Manager

Jill Clever

419.259.5233
Email Jill

Popular/Teen Library Manager

Tracy Montri

419.259.5285
Email Tracy

Nearby Locations