Get help with homework, passports, resumes, budgeting, creating, finding meeting rooms, looking up an obituary, or having outreach come to you.

Check out some of the outstanding services you can receive using your Library Card.

Whether you are looking for help with your homework, getting your passport, seeking a second pair of eyes for your resume, understanding your budgeting and investments, creating music, movies, robotics or art, reserving meeting spaces, finding a loved one's obituary, or having the library come to you through outreach we are here to help connect you.

Education is a very large category containing information on homework helper, GED classes, proctoring, Ready to Read, teacher resources, and college.

Business and Grants

The Business Technology Department is here with 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


Located in the Local History & Genealogy department at the Main Library, 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. Our Hub is funded in part by Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) funds awarded by the State Library of Ohio. As we digitize materials, we are adding them to Ohio Memory. If you are interested in digitizing materials, learning more about digitization, or have any questions, please contact us at


The Library has always focused on bringing educational opportunities to Toledo and Lucas County. With new and proven methods the Library focuses on services including: Ready to Read, Homework Helper, Parent / Teacher resources, GED classes, College Information and Proctoring.

Find Programs & Services

Jobs and Careers

Learn how to:

  • Use the computer
  • Set-up and use an email account
  • Search for a job on the Internet
  • Apply for a job online
  • Update your resume
  • Use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Download EMedia  (Overdrive & hoopla)

Jobs and Careers

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

Free Public Meeting Spaces

Each location of the 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.

The library does not necessarily endorse the purposes, policies, products, or claims of those who use its meeting rooms. Scheduled meetings may be superseded by library-sponsored activities.

Contact the location directly to schedule a meeting room.

Reservations are not complete until you receive a response from the branch staff.

Meeting Room Reservation Policy and Form


The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has created an index of obituaries. If you find the person you are searching for, we can look up that individual's obituary on Microfilm and send you a digital scanned copy.

Look Up Obituaries

Outreach Services

The Library has a variety of services to bring the Library to you. Whether you see our Bookmobile stopping in a parking lot to offer services to a neighborhood, our Book Hauler taking materials to senior residential facilities, our Mobile Technology Center taking the latest technology and classes to you, the Ready to Read van getting every child ready for kindergarten, or our Homebound Delivery Service bringing books to your door, the Library is serving the community in new and unique ways. For questions contact Outreach Services at 419.259.5350.

The Library Comes to You


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.  Our Passport Acceptance Agency Services are available only at Main Library.  No appointment necessary!

Toledo Lucas County Public Main Library
325 Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43604

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m. (September - May)

Passport Fees

Spending Smarter

What is Living Better, Spending Smarter? It’s a program by the Library and its community partners to help you learn more about your money, and how to hold onto it. TLCPL hosts informative programs, has books and ebooks, and links to great websites and apps that will make you a smarter saver, spender and investor.

Start Saving Money