South Branch Library Entrance


1736 Broadway Street
Toledo, Ohio 43609

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

Holiday Hours

Inside or South Branch Library in the computer area


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Inside of the meeting room at South Branch Library


As a famous library philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie provided funds to South Branch Library, which opened on January 16, 1918. South has been an asset to the Old South End community. South serves a multicultural and diverse neighborhood, specializing in Latino culture with collections in English and Spanish. In 2004 the Branch relocated to its current location. This new modern building features glass walls and original Latino artwork.

Non-fiction titles like gardening, crafts, hobbies, medicine, and philosophy are available in the Hispanic Collection at South Branch. Many fiction titles are available, including classics and modern fiction, books written by established Spanish language authors, and translations from popular English fiction.

The collection represents many Spanish-speaking countries and features books by Latino-American, Latin-America, and Spanish authors. The collection contains Spanish children’s books with English translations. Music, movies, and subtitled content are also available.

  • 13 public computers
  • 2 children’s computers
  • Free WiFi
  • Faxing
  • Copying
  • Scanning

See making gear options here and call 419.259.5395 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.

  • 54 parking spots/3 additional handicapped accessible
  • 9 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.

This branch provides a continuous Friends of the Library mini Book Sale area.