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
  • 3D printer
  • Free WiFi
Meeting & Study Rooms
  • 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

DIY Squishies

Tuesday Jan. 28
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Create your own stress reduction squishy to take home or give to someone as a gift!

Event Details for DIY Squishies

A Day with Ms. Lady K

Monday Feb. 10
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Celebrate Black History Month with the fantastic sound of Ms. Karen Harris as she sings the timeless classic hits!

Event Details for A Day with Ms. Lady K

Cupcake Decorating Workshop

Tuesday Feb. 11
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Learn to decorate cupcakes like the pros. You can take your cupcakes home or you can eat them right away!

Event Details for Cupcake Decorating Workshop

Brain Health: Everybody’s Talking

Tuesday Feb. 11
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: South

Learn about the latest research on what works and what does not in areas such as food, exercise, sleep, and supplements to keep your brain healthy.

Event Details for Brain Health: Everybody’s Talking

Winter Movie and a Craft

Monday Feb. 17
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Make a wintry craft, then settle in for a cozy movie day!

Event Details for Winter Movie and a Craft

JP Dynasty

Monday Feb. 24
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: South

JP Dynasty was formally formed in 1998 but have been performing African drum beats since they were children.

Event Details for JP Dynasty

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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