Street Map of West Toledo Branch

West Toledo

1320 Sylvania Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43612

Street Map of West Toledo Branch

Hours

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 Closed

Features

Computers & Technology
  • 48 public computers (including 4 MACs)
  • 4 children's computers
  • Making equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi
Community Meeting Room
  • 2 meeting rooms that hold 32- and 250-capacity, respectively
Self-services
  • Faxing, copying, scanning
Parking
  • 50 parking spots/2 additional handicapped accessible
  • 6 bicycle spots
Holiday Hours

Visit our holiday hours page for information on when we will be closed.

Welcome to the West Toledo Branch!

Branch Manager

Andrea Francis

Andrea Francis

419.259.5290
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Community gathering spot. Place to create and learn. Heart of Library Village

Enter the West Toledo Branch and you will find historic architecture blended with current technologies, services and programs for all ages. For adults, we have several book clubs, a knit and crochet club, and programming for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Children and teen visitors enjoy storytimes, technology programs and much more. For our creative customers we have a recording studio and 3D printer. We have two community meeting rooms and partner with community organizations to offer GED classes and Connecting Kids to Meals (providing afterschool meals during the school year and lunches in the summer).

I was born and raised in the Toledo area. I graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and The University of Dayton. I earned my Master’s Degree from Wayne State University. I began my library career as a librarian at The Kent Branch in 2007. I became the assistant manager of Sanger Branch in 2012 and in 2013 manager of Lagrange Branch. In 2016 I was given the opportunity to manage The West Toledo Branch. This neighborhood has been very welcoming to me, and I enjoy working with the businesses and organizations in the area. In my free time, I enjoy playing games, doing puzzles, listening to audiobooks and spending time with my family.

Upcoming Programs

Homework Helper

Monday Sep. 16
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Do you want to improve your grades and be successful in school? Our Homework Helper is here through the end of May to help you with your school assignments.

Event Details for Homework Helper

Connecting Kids to Meals

Monday Sep. 16
at 3:45 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Visit the library for FREE afternoon snacks. All kids up to age 18 are eligible. Come for a snack--stay to read, learn and play!

Event Details for Connecting Kids to Meals

Monday Night Nerf

Monday Sep. 16
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Nerf ball, we invite all blaster and non-harmful projectile enthusiasts to join us in the "arena" aka auditorium for competitive, skill testing Nerf games.

Event Details for Monday Night Nerf

GED Classes (Penta)

Tuesday Sep. 17
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Earning the GED diploma will open doors to other Educational/Employment opportunities. Call Penta Career Center at 419-661-6184 to register for this tuition free class.

Event Details for GED Classes (Penta)

Connecting Kids to Meals

Tuesday Sep. 17
at 3:45 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Visit the library for FREE afternoon snacks. All kids up to age 18 are eligible. Come for a snack--stay to read, learn and play!

Event Details for Connecting Kids to Meals

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Falling Leaves

Tuesday Sep. 17
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Discover why leaves change color and create a fall craft to take home.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Falling Leaves
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Meeting Rooms

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.

West Toledo does not allow meeting room reservations on Sundays.

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Make it at West Toledo

Recording studios and making tools

Record your next hit at the Library! Our West Toledo location features an incredible range of audio and video equipment for use in the designated studio space. Microphones, mixing consoles, headphones and accessories are available, as well as audiovisual equipment.

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Branch History

West Toledo opened in its present building in 1930. In 2001 it was remodeled and expanded. In 2013 it closed temporarily for one year to upgrade again, and expand from 18,987 to 21,515 square feet; re-opening to the public in 2014. Renovation includes exciting digital features such as the system’s first-ever 3D printer and a creation studio complete with GarageBand for Mac. This branch is such a beloved community center that the entire neighborhood is called Library Village.

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