Main Library

325 Michigan Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Hours

Sunday noon - 5 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 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 and 9 teen computers and free Wifi

PARKING

300 on-site underground parking spots with 6 handicapped accessible parking spots and 2 spots for charging an electric car and 20 bicycle spots. Parking is free for the first two hours Monday - Friday (50 cents per half hour after, with a max of $6) and after 7 p.m. each weeknight. Parking is also free on Saturday and Sunday. 

SELF-SERVICES

Printing, copying, scanning and faxing. 

FEDERAL DEPOSITORY

Part of a Federal Depository Program which is made available for FREE public use in participating libraries located throughout the United States and its territories.

Upcoming Events at Main Library View All

Design and Details: An Old West End Mansion

Wednesday May. 23
All Day

Location: Main Library

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Class Visit

Wednesday May. 23
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Main Library

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School Group

Wednesday May. 23
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

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MEETING ROOMS & EVENT SPACES

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

Main Library offers four conference rooms which can hold up to 12 and four study rooms which can hold up to four. The McMaster Center, McMaster Lobby and the Huntington Room can be reserved for a fee.

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 Scheduled meetings may be superseded by Library-sponsored activities.

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LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY

Our Local History Department houses more than 60,000 books and other materials related to researching genealogy and northwest Ohio history. 

Customers can also have personal items digitized, access our obituary index, find aids and inventories and explore special collections in our Rogowski-Kaptur Labor History Room and Blade Rare Book Room. 

explore our digital collections

CHILDREN'S LIBRARY & CREATIVITY LAB

Our Children’s Library at Main houses a diverse collection of books, computers just for kids, an interactive play & learn area and is home to the 2,775 square foot Creativity Lab: The Susan M. Savage Family Place. This fun, interactive space was specially designed for kids, teens and families.

MORE FOR KIDS

JOB SEARCH CENTER

Through the Job Search Center, our expert staff in the Business Technology Department, will train customers in how to use the computer, set up and use an email account, update a resume and search and apply for jobs online. 

Available: Mondays and Tuesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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classics gift shop

The Classics Gift Shop is run by our Friends of the Library and features hundreds of gently-used books and gifts including jewelry, library-themed goods, gourmet chocolates and seasonal items. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit the Library. 

Open: 
Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SHOP ONLINE

Library cafe`

Grab a coffee or cappuccino to enjoy while you read or make Main Library a destination for breakfast or lunch! With classic favorites, daily specials and affordable prices, customers are sure to find something to savor. 

Open:
Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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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. Main Library houses more than 1.2 million books, CDs, videos, DVDs and reference materials and is the fourth largest public library collection in the state of Ohio. 

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. 

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CONTACT US

Main Library Manager

Meg Delaney

419.259.5333
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Business Technology Department Manager

David Topoleski

419.259.5209
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Children's Library Manager

Mary Rava Miller

419.259.5231
Email Mary

Humanities Department Manager

Erin Connolly

419.259.5218
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Local History and Genealogy Department Manager

Jill Clever

419.259.5233
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Audiovisual / Tech Manager

Tracy Montri

419.259.5285
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