Street Map of South Branch

South

1736 Broadway Street
Toledo, Ohio 43609

Street Map of South Branch

Hours

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 Closed
Sunday Closed

Features

Computers
  • 13 public computers
  • 2 children's computers
  • 3D printer
  • Free WiFi
Meeting & Study Rooms
Self-services
  • Faxing, copying, scanning
Parking
  • 54 parking spots/3 additional handicapped accessible
  • 9 bicycle spots
Holiday Hours

Visit our holiday hours page for information on when we will be closed.

Welcome to South Branch!

Branch Manager

Celeste   Felix Taylor

Celeste Felix Taylor

419.259.5395
Email Celeste

South Branch serves as a safe, accessible and enjoyable community hub filled with free services and events to stimulate personal, business and social connections to a vastly diverse world.

We collaborate with UT Minority Business to support small business entrepreneurs by providing them with online and in-person resources, including financial guidance, contract opportunities, business plans and much more. Additionally, we work to strengthen our community by offering free computer and internet access for people looking for employment opportunities and through numerous collaborations with businesses offering job interviews. We are also a place where new immigrants and their families can connect with resources, meet new people and learn English as a second language. Our Homework Helper and Read for Literacy programs as well as Intensive Reading Times at local schools help bridge the economic divide that impacts academic success.

Whether you are a family looking for a fun storytime, someone seeking diverse reading material, an immigrant in need of language resources, an unemployed individual searching for a job or a community member seeking information, our friendly staff eagerly await your visit!

South Branch says: Welcome, Bienvenidos, Bienvenue, Willkommen, (ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً, 歡迎光臨 [欢迎光临] (huānyíng guānglín).

Upcoming Programs

Henna with Body Art by Jen

Tuesday Jun. 2
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: South

Get your own henna design as you learn from the artist Jen about its fascinating history. Space is limited.

Event Details for Henna with Body Art by Jen

Wacky Olympics

Thursday Jun. 4
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: South

Who will take home the gold in water balloon tossing or the Mentos Challenge? Dress to get messy and compete for prizes at our Wacky Olympics.

Event Details for Wacky Olympics

Swing Zumba

Tuesday Jun. 9
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: South

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing! Join ZIN ZUMBA Instructor Elaina Hernandez for a swinging good time. Routines inspired by the Roaring 20s, Jazzy 30s, and Big Band 40s.

Event Details for Swing Zumba

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Butterflies and Moths

Thursday Jun. 11
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: South

What's the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Learn more about these wonderful winged creatures with a trivia game, and make a butterfly bookmark to take home.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Butterflies and Moths

LEGO Catapult Challenge

Tuesday Jun. 16
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: South

Put your LEGO skills to the test by designing a catapult and launching a projectile over a wall.

Event Details for LEGO Catapult Challenge
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Meeting Rooms

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.

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Hispanic Heritage at the Library

Hispanic Collection

The Hispanic Collection at South Branch is comprised of a wide variety of non-fiction titles ranging from popular hobbies like gardening and crafts to the more research oriented medicine and philosophy. Many fiction titles are available as well, including classics and modern fiction, books written by established Spanish language authors as well as translations from English popular fiction.

The collection represents a diverse number of Spanish-speaking countries, and features books by Latino authors living and writing in the United States, as well as authors from Latin America and Spain. A multitude of children's books are available and include some that were written originally in Spanish, as well as English translations. In addition, Latin music CDs, Spanish language videos and videos subtitled in Spanish are also available.

Hispanic Heritage at the Library

History

South Branch Library opened its doors January 16, 1918, and was built with funds from famous library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Through the years, South has been an important asset to the Old South End community, serving a multicultural and diverse neighborhood, specializing in the Latino culture with both English and Spanish collections. In 2004 the Branch relocated to its current location. This new modern building features glass walls and original Latino artwork.

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