Toledo and Ohio

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

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we are pleased to partner with Ohio Memory to present our growing digital archive which includes collections featuring historical documents, maps and atlases, photographs and more!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

Third-Party Provider: Ohio Legal Help

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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

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 www.211nwo.org. 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.

Third-Party Provider: United Way

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