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Kent

3101 Collingwood Blvd.,
Toledo, Ohio 43610
419.259.5340

M-Th: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
F-Sa: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Su: Closed

Holiday Hours

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ABOUT US:

The Kent Branch first opened in 1917 and was the first full-service location. In 1974 a fire destroyed the original branch. The Library then operated temporarily out of a storefront on Collingwood Blvd. The new branch opened in 1976 at its current location in the former Academy of Medicine Building. In 2010 the library received a 2.2 million broadband federal stimulus grant, which allowed for remodeling the building, additional staff, and more computers.

The Art Tatum African American Resource Center, located in our Kent Branch Library, provides historical and educational information on African American culture and heritage. Established in 1989, the Tatum Center Collection is comprised of nearly 10,000 materials, including books, magazines, videos and photos for all ages.

  • 32 public computers/44 public Netbooks
  • 4 children’s computers/4 teen computers
  • Research lab with 6 computers for group collaboration
  • Teen gaming room
  • Free WiFi
  • Faxing
  • Copying
  • Scanning

See making gear options here and call 419.259.5340 to check for availability and reservations.

We are happy to help you with email, information searches, Microsoft and Google products, eMedia access, and more with drop-in or scheduled help. See our Computers & Technology page for classes and other technology learning resources.

We’re happy to be a good neighbor by providing free self-serve community room space. (Self-serve means you may move furniture, but you will need to return room to original set-up. Technology support may be available.) Users of this space must agree to and follow the Library Community Room policy.

  • 74 parking spots/3 handicapped accessible parking spots
  • 5 bicycle spots

Quiet study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis during open hours. There are often quiet study tables too, but they are within the main library space.