Toledo and Ohio

Find Ohio history, historical photos, maps, articles, death certificates and a searchable database of Northwest Ohio clubs and organizations.

Downtown Toledo Master Plan

The Downtown Toledo Master Plan focuses on developing market-based, catalytic solutions to build on current momentum downtown and identify future opportunities.

Third-Party Provider: ISSUU

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Images in Time

A searchable collection of more than 151,000 local historical photos, most from Toledo and/or Ohio, from the Library's Local History & Genealogy Department.

Third-Party Provider: Toledo Lucas County Public Library

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we are pleased to partner with Ohio Memory to present our growing digital archive which includes collections featuring historical documents, maps and atlases, photographs and more!

Third-Party Provider: Toledo Lucas County Public Library

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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.

Third-Party Provider: Ohio History Connection

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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!

Third-Party Provider: driving-tests.org

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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.

Third-Party Provider: Ohio History Connection

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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 Victims Rights

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

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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.

Third-Party Provider: OPLIN

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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.

Third-Party Provider: Newsbank

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Toledo Blade - In-Library Use Only

Toledo Blade access when inside the library.

When prompted to login:

Username: newspaper@toledolibrary.org
Password: blade2020

Third-Party Provider: Toledo Blade

Available only inside Library Locations.

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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.

Third-Party Provider: Toledo Lucas County Public Library

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United Way 211

A 24-hour-a-day information and referral service line serving Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties. Access to the Community Resource Database - to search local resources and assistance and find opportunities to volunteer and support local needs.

Third-Party Provider: United Way

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