Get help with homework, passports, resumes, budgeting, creating and more. Find meeting rooms, look up an obituary, or make a request for outreach services.

Early Literacy

Parents are children’s first teachers. Our Ready to Read program is a parent education initiative to help families prepare their children (birth-preschool) for Kindergarten while providing the information and tools needed to build early literacy skills.

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We want you to succeed in school! Let us help. Learn more about our Homework Helper program, Book Kits and Collections for Teachers, Childcare Kits, and research tools such as online databases in a variety of school subjects. 

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Lifelong Learning

Whether you are going back to get your GED, preparing for college and scholarships, or need someone to proctor a test for furthering your education, the Toledo Library has you covered.

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Business and Grants

The Business Technology Department has specialists for both Small Business and Nonprofit Grants information. These are free resources that the Library provides to get your organization off of the ground.

Business and Grants

Jobs and Careers

Learn how to use a computer, set up email, update your resume, use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, search for jobs online, and take advantage of other library resources to get the most out of the workforce.

Jobs and Careers

Spending Smarter

What is Living Better, Spending Smarter? It’s a program designed by the Library and its community partners to help you learn more about your money, and how to hold onto it. Attend programs, read books, and download apps that will make you a smarter saver, spender, and investor.

Start Saving Money


We have state-of-the-art digitization equipment and staff dedicated to identifying, digitizing, preserving, and providing open access to unique and rare materials that document the history and cultural heritage of Toledo and Lucas County.

Ohio Memory

Make U

Ready to build, code, create, and invent but need space and equipment? Your Library is here to help you. Whether you are interested in 3D Printing, Audio/Video Production, Graphic Design, or VHS to DVD we have equipment you can use to accomplish the next great thing.

Build, Code, Create, & Invent


Looking to get your book published? We've stocked up on information and resources to help take you from writing, to editing, to publication. It can be a very tough process so we've identified quality sources to help you along the way

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Outreach Services

The Library has a variety of services to bring the Library to you. Whether it's through our Bookmobile, Book Hauler, Mobile Technology Center, or the Ready to Read van, the Library is serving the community in new and unique ways.

The Library Comes to You

Engaged in your community

The community information page combines verified and quality groups, events, help organizations, and local government and public services.

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Meeting Rooms

Each Library location 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.

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Planning a trip? We're here for you! We have the information, materials, and resources to help you plan your next vacation. We are a full service Passport Acceptance Agency, which means we can take your photo, assist in filling out the forms, and then file the paperwork with the Department of State.

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We're going to the dogs! Beginning Dec. 1, stop into any of our 20 locations and purchase or renew your Lucas County dog license.

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Make new friends by joining a group at the Library! We offer a variety of book clubs as well as crafting, activity and learning groups for all ages.

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