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Main Library

325 Michigan Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Street Map of Main Library Branch

Main Library Access During Renovation

LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

Access during Main Library Renovation

During Main Library’s renovation, we are offering the following ways for you to keep in touch with the wealth of resources, materials and experts in our Local History and Genealogy Department:  

In-Person Research by Appointment
Monday, 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

To schedule an appointment call 419.259.5233 in advance. Customers with an appointment should report to the entrance on Michigan Street, where a public safety officer will escort you to the Local History and Genealogy Department. Times are subject to change. 

Online Materials and Services

Reach us with questions anytime at lhisref@toledolibrary.org or 419.259.5233

Children's Library

After School Programs | Storytimes

Our physical space may be closed for renovation, but our librarians are still available for learning and support! The Children's Library will be hosting the following programs at the *Ebeid Institute, located in downtown Toledo at 1806 Madison Avenue:

After School Program
Mondays | 3 - 5 p.m.

Storytime
1st Friday | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

*Ebeid Institute is temporarily closed due to flooding. Call 419.259.5200 for updates.

Business Services

Explore materials and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs online. Still need assistance? Our Business team will be available at our Heatherdowns location.

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Job Search Assistance

During Main Library's renovation, we will be offering job search assistance and programs at our Heatherdowns and Kent locations.

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Passport Services

Going somewhere? If you're in need of a Passport, we can help! Passport Services will be available at our Heatherdowns and Sylvania locations.

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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. 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. 

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CONTACT US

Main Library Manager

Meg Delaney

419.259.5333
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Business Technology Department Manager

David Topoleski

419.259.5214
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Children's Library Manager

Mary Rava Miller

419.259.5182
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Humanities Department Manager

Erin Connolly

419.259.5215
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Local History and Genealogy Department Manager

Jill Clever

419.259.5233
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NEARBY LOCATIONS

The following locations have expanded hours during Main Library's renovation.