1736 Broadway Street
Toledo, Ohio 43609
Welcome to South Branch!
Celeste Felix Taylor419.259.5340
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).
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.
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.
Take a look inside our South Branch