325 Michigan Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Main Library Access During Renovation
LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
Find resources and services offered through our Local History and Genealogy Department including digital collections and exhibits, obituaries, digitization services and our new community photo album.
During Main Library’s renovation, we're also offering the following ways for you to keep in touch with our Local History and Genealogy Department. To schedule an appointment, call 419.259.5233 in advance.
In-Person Research by Appointment
Monday, 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Explore materials and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs online. Still need assistance? Our Business team will be available at our Heatherdowns location.Learn More
Job Search Assistance
During Main Library's renovation, we will be offering job search assistance and programs at our Heatherdowns and Kent locations.
Going somewhere? If you're in need of a Passport, we can help! Passport Services will be available at our Heatherdowns and Sylvania locations.
History & Renovation
Main Library has been a downtown Toledo landmark since it opened on September 5, 1940. Today, more than half-a-million visitors check out nearly one million items annually. In addition to a large collection of books, CDs, videos, DVDs and reference materials, Main Library offers the 300 seat McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning, the Blade Rare Book Room and the Creativity Lab: the Susan M. Savage Family Place.
In 2001, Main Library was renovated and expanded to 271,000-square feet. Beginning after Labor Day 2018, Main Library will close for approximately one year, as it undergoes a new renovation to modernize and upgrade infrastructure, create more community-dedicated spaces and re-orient a number of existing services to enable better access.Learn More
The following locations have expanded hours during Main Library's renovation.