3101 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 43610
|Monday||9 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
- 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
- Meeting & Study Rooms
- 200 person capacity meeting room (can be divided)
- Quiet study room(s) available - first come, first served
- Faxing, copying, and scanning
- 74 parking spots/3 handicapped accessible parking spots
- 5 bicycle spots
- Holiday Hours
Welcome to Kent Branch!
We hope that you'll make Kent Branch your home away from home.
Kent Branch is not your average neighborhood library, we greet you by name and welcome you with a smile. People don’t just stop by, they come and stay. Centrally located in the Old West End, Kent has everything to meet your needs. Truly, Kent C.A.R.E.S. by offering community access, resources and enrichment in a safe space.
Need computer access? We have over 40 computers and free Wi-Fi. Need tech help? We offer computer classes and one-to-one appointments. Need a tutor? We have a homework helper. Need an after-school snack? We offer meals for kids. Need a place to meet? We have three meeting rooms. Need assistance? Our staff will help fax, scan or copy and connect you to the right resources. We offer programs daily for everyone from kids to adults as well as special events hosted by the Art Tatum African American Resource Center.
About me: With over 15 years of business, marketing and higher education experience, it is my honor to serve as manager of Kent Branch since July, 2018. As a Toledo native, I fully embrace our slogan “you will do better in Toledo” and truly believe we all do better in Toledo libraries. I have a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. I am passionate about giving back to the community through resources and purposeful programming. Outside the library, you'll find me traveling, at the gym, home with my pug, out with friends or cheering on the Toledo Rockets with family!
We invite you to stop in, stay and visit with us at Kent!
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 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 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.
The Art Tatum African American Resource Center
and Tatum Center Collection
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.
The Kent Branch first opened in 1917, and was the first full-service location. In 1974 a fire destroyed the original branch, and it was 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, as a result of a 2.2 million broadband federal stimulus grant, the branch was remodeled which has allowed for additional staff and public use computers.
Take a look inside our Kent Branch!