6749 Monroe Street
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
|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.|
|Sunday||1 - 5 p.m.|
- Computers & Technology
- 8 Windows PCs
- 8 Windows laptops
- 4 MACs
- 6 children’s PCs
- 10 iPads
- 1 book scan station
- Making equipment
- Free Wi-Fi
- Community Meeting Room
- 150-person meeting room capacity/handicapped accessible
- Faxing, copying, scanning
- 24/7 Lobby
- 92 parking spots (includes handicapped accessible parking spots)
- 12 bicycle spots
- Holiday Hours
Welcome to the Sylvania Branch!
I remember standing in front of the Library on the morning we reopened (on Sept. 7, 2018 after being closed for a year for renovations) and welcoming parents coming in with their kids and seeing grandparents walking in from the neighborhood with their grandchildren – all of them smiling and aglow; a pathway reclaimed and a sense memory reawakened. Part of me positively just can’t believe it, but this has been our everyday ever since: packed and boisterous storytimes, people reading newspapers by the fireplace, passport desk busy round the clock, a service dog undergoing sociability training, Girl Scouts touring the Tech Tools lab, a yoga class or the Downtown Sylvania Association gathering in the big meeting room, students and entrepreneurs filling every study space and table, and teens playing video games.
Our Sylvania Branch is not only a shining example of how the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is re-imagining itself, but of how Libraries impact and transform their neighborhoods and communities.
When we imagined our Sylvania Branch, we listened to the community, and thoughtfully considered how the different audiences used its spaces. The achievement in architectural design is really a glorious one. We were sensitive to keeping the iconic features (such as the archways), but noticeably improved is the natural light and the nearly 360 degree panorama that allows customers inside the Library to look out into the community, just as it allows the community to look in and see their Library in motion. It feels aspirational and inspirational – like a Library should.
And just as we hold such a high standard for ourselves within our walls, we hope you’ll notice our efforts out in the community. We are dedicated to integrating and doing what we can to support and encourage this spirited and thriving downtown. By working with individuals, organizations, businesses, and fellow institutions we hope to use the Library as a platform for growth, inclusion, awareness, and impact. If we can be of help, stop by and talk to us.
Thank you for your support – and again, welcome to your Sylvania Branch Library.
Monday Sep. 23
at 2:00 p.m.
Children ages 3-5 (and their favorite grown-up) will enjoy stories, songs, movement and more in this fun program designed to get them ready for Kindergarten.Event Details for Preschool Storytime
Tuesday Sep. 24
at 10:00 a.m.
Children ages 2-5, along with their favorite grown-ups, are invited to talk, sing, read, write and play as we share stories, rhymes, music and movement.Event Details for Family Storytime
Downloads & Desserts
Tuesday Sep. 24
at 3:00 p.m.
Watch any good movies lately? Play any games you love? Want to talk about your favorite songs while making desserts? Downloads & Desserts is a program that does just that!Event Details for Downloads & Desserts
All of our Library locations offer free public meeting rooms! These rooms are available for educational, instructional or civic programs when available.
To Reserve a Room: Call the library location directly or reserve a room online. 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.
Sylvania does not allow meeting room reservations on Sundays.Reserve a Room
Make it at Sylvania
Recording studios and making tools
Record your next hit at the Library! Our Sylvania location features an incredible range of audio and video equipment for use in designated areas. Microphones, mixing consoles, headphones and accessories are available, as well as audiovisual equipment.Learn More
Use our 24/7 Lobbies with Smart Lockers to pick up books and materials you’ve placed on hold any time day or night! Currently available at King Road, Maumee, Oregon, Sylvania and Waterville locations.
To pick up materials in the 24/7 Lobby:
- Log into your account
- Find the materials you would like to reserve
- Select “Request it”
- Choose a pickup location: King Road Lobby, Maumee Lobby, Oregon Lobby, Sylvania Lobbry or Waterville Lobby
- Click submit
The Sylvania Public Library was founded in 1927 and moved to its present location in 1958. It merged into the Toledo Lucas County Public Library in 1970. The building was extensively remodeled in 1989-90. This was made possible through the donation of property by Lester Bitner in memory of his wife, Dae.
Sylvania is the busiest of our locations in terms of circulation and reference questions. Due to the expanding population in Sylvania, an additional King Road Branch was built and most recently a renovation and 4,090-square-feet expansion was completed on the Sylvania Branch.