1736 Broadway Street
Toledo, Ohio 43609


Sunday Closed
Monday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed


Internet Access

13 Internet computers

2 children's computers

Free WiFi

Meeting Space

100-person meeting room capacity/handicapped accessible


Faxing, copying, scanning


54 parking spots/3 additional handicapped accessible

9 Bicycle spots

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Kindergarten KickStart!

Wednesday, June 21
at 11:00am

Location: South

Do you have a child starting kindergarten in the fall? Join our Kindergarten KickStart! for an event that's part storytime, part information session, and a great big hour of fun! Songs, stories, games and activity stations will prepare both you and your child for success in school. Participants who attend this event will receive a Ready, Set, Kindergarten Backpack of...

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The Wild Kratts with WGTE

Thursday, June 22
at 2:00pm

Location: South

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Eli/Andrew Martin

Thursday, June 29
at 2:00pm

Location: South

There are no gimmicks…you will be amazed and enchanted as our charming and zany Magic Virtuoso performs magic and illusions. Just say the magic word and “Presto”, this performance is bound to be pure entertainment! This program was made possible by the generous support of Directions Credit Union and The Library Legacy Foundation.

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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 419.259.5395.

Branch History

South Branch Library opened its doors January 16, 1918, and was built with funds from famous library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Through the years, South has been an important asset to the Old South End community, serving a multicultural and diverse neighborhood, specializing in the Latino culture with both English and Spanish collections. In 2004 the Branch relocated to its current location. This new modern building features glass walls and original Latino artwork. 

Hispanic Collection

The collection is comprised of a wide variety of non-fiction titles ranging from popular hobbies like gardening and crafts to the more research oriented medicine and philosophy. Many fiction titles are available as well, including classics and modern fiction, including books written by established Spanish language authors as well as translations from English popular fiction. The collection represents a diverse number of Spanish-speaking countries, and includes books by Latino authors living and writing in the United States, as well as authors from Latin America and Spain. A multitude of children's books are available and include some that were written originally in Spanish, as well as English translations. In addition, Latin music CDs, Spanish language videos and videos subtitled in Spanish are also available.

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