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All locations will be closed on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

Research Tools

Pictures and Maps

Child-friendly photo and video databases, local historical photos, National Geographic magazine archives and searchable databases for flags, photos, and maps

Digital Collections

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is pleased to be partnering with Ohio Memory to present our growing digital archive.  There are currently several collections that we invite you to explore including Time After TimeBirmingham Neighborhood, and the Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankowski.

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EBSCOhost Master File

Searchable, multi-database of popular newspaper and magazine articles as well as primary sources. Site also includes a searchable images database of photos, maps, and flags, and an English dictionary.

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Images in Time

A searchable collection of more than 151,000 local historical photos from the collection of the library's Local History & Genealogy Department.

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National Geographic Kids

Includes National Geographic Kids magazines from 2009-present with videos, pictures, books, and downloadable images in a kid friendly environment. Includes some books in French, Spanish, Chinese, and other world languages.

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National Geographic Virtual Library Series

Provides access to the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine (1888-Current) - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos including National Geographic: People, Animals, and The World.

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Sanborn Maps

Large-scale detailed maps, dating from 1882 through 1962 and depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of Ohio cities.

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