Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Toledo & Ohio

United Way 211


United Way 2-1-1 is a free, 24-hour, 365-day health and human service resource for those in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties. There are numerous ways to chat with a 2-1-1 Community Resource Advisor: Dial 2-1-1 (1-800-650-HELP), text your zip code to 898-211, or instant message by visiting You can also use the link below to access 2-1-1’s Community Resource Database and manually search local resources that can help you in finding food, clothing, utility assistance, housing/shelter and much more. United Way 2-1-1 also offers translation services over the phone, if English is not your primary language.

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Toledo Legal News


News regarding law and attorney related information in the Toledo area with up to date articles on current events.

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Toledo Blade Obituary Index


An index of the obituaries that appeared in the Toledo Blade from 1837 to present. Users can request a copy of an obituary.

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Toledo Blade – In-Library Use Only


Toledo Blade access when inside the library.

When prompted to login:

Password: blade2020

Available only inside Library Locations.

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Toledo Blade


Full text of local, award winning newspaper, featuring articles from 1997 through the present archived in a historical format.

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Ohio Web Library


Covering books, art, literature, business, employment, genealogy, government, health, history, magazines, newspapers and more purchased for Ohioans by Ohio libraries.

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Ohio Victims Rights


Understandable explanation of rights laws and best practices, and form letters empowering victims to exercise their rights.

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Ohio Legal Help


Ohio Legal Help is the only legal resource that addresses Ohio’s complicated legal landscape. Forms and resources are location specific, so patrons can be confident that what they submit to the court will be accepted, and they’ll know where to go if they need further assistance. Ohio Legal Help provides authoritative legal information to low-income Ohioans, which is vetted by attorneys. The project is guided by trusted organizations like the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Foundation, and the Ohio Library Council. Patron information is not retained or shared by Ohio Legal Help, as attorneys, like librarians, are concerned about privacy.

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Ohio History Central Encyclopedia


An online encyclopedia that provides information about Ohio’s natural history, prehistory, history and evolution through time.

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Ohio Driver Practice Test


Getting ready for the Ohio Permit Test? Take six practice tests with 40 unique questions each in English and en Espanol!

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Ohio Death Certificate Index


Discover an easily-searchable interface from the Ohio History Connection’s Ohio Death Certificates from 1913 to 1944.

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Local History Digital Collections


Through our Local History Department, we are pleased to partner with Ohio Memory to present our growing digital archive which includes collections featuring historical documents, maps and atlases, photographs and more!