Street Map of South Branch


1736 Broadway Street
Toledo, Ohio 43609

Street Map of South Branch


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


  • 13 public computers
  • 2 children's computers
  • Free Wi-Fi
Meeting Room
  • 40-person meeting room capacity/handicapped accessible
  • Faxing, copying, scanning
  • 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

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

Sit, Stay, Read

Monday Nov. 18
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: South

Books and dogs...what a great combination! You'll be improving your reading skills while reading to a gentle, friendly therapy dog. Come in or call to register.

Event Details for Sit, Stay, Read

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Camping Fun

Monday Nov. 18
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Learn camping skills with fun and interactive games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Camping Fun

THE PUBLIC Free Movie Showing:

Monday Nov. 18
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: South

Emilio Estevez's film tackles important issues like addiction, mental health, homelessness and more while highlighting the goodwill role public libraries and librarians play in their communities.

Event Details for THE PUBLIC Free Movie Showing:

ESOL Classes

Tuesday Nov. 19
at 12:30 p.m.

Location: South

Classes for speakers of other languages to help you learn how to speak, read, and write English. Provided by Penta.

Event Details for ESOL Classes

Learn Kung Fu!

Tuesday Nov. 19
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Want to build self-confidence and control? Learn the basics of Kung Fu with Dr. Aaron Brown to help you build a championship attitude.

Event Details for Learn Kung Fu!

South Luminary

Tuesday Nov. 19
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: South

Community celebration and display of lanterns.

Event Details for South Luminary

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.

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


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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