Educational website that provides learning activities for children ages 2 and up, with interactive books, games and puzzles in reading, math, science, social studies, art and music.

Available only inside Library Locations.

Academic Search™ Premier

Full text articles for more than 4,700 publications, including more than 12,200 peer-reviewed journals in art, music, english, lagnuage arts, history, and government.

Access World News – Newsbank

Searchable full-text global newspapers (international, national, regional, state and local) in health, history, government, math, science, social studies, and technology.

African-American Heritage

African-American (Black) genealogical and biographical researching essential historical records including federal census, slave and freed person registers, marriage and military records and AfriGeneas.

America’s Historical Newspapers

Early American historical newspapers to support history, genealogy, local research, and school homework assignments.

American Ancestors

Discover your family ancestry by searching for names primarily covering New England. Only available at Main Library.

Ancestry Library Edition

Search the United States, United Kingdom and Canadian census records, military records, wills, and government documents on

Antiques Research

Find antique information including photos, descriptions and prices from United States auction houses.

Biography Reference Bank

Provides biographies, obituaries and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Updated monthly.

Black Life in America (Newsbank)

African American newspapers sourced from nearly 19,000 global newspapers from 1704 to the present with full-text searching by topic, event, and eras.


Watch, read and listen to animated picture books including fiction, nonfiction and Spanish language titles. No waiting.

Broker Check by FINRA

Can tell you if a broker or brokerage firm is registered, what has been disclosed to regulators, and what a broker or brokerage firm is able to do.

Business Book Summaries

Provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Summaries also available in Chinese, French, German and Spanish.

Business Source Premier

Resource for business, including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more with full-text journals.

Chilton Library

Includes step-by-step for car repair, automobile, engine, diagnostic, transmission, battery, radiator, alternator, shocks, struts, brakes, catalytic converter, muffler, and tailpipes.

Computer Source

Provides information in technology – computer science, artificial intelligence, information systems, robotics, electronics, internet, telecommunications, programming and software.

Consumer Health Complete

Reference books, encyclopedias, reports, and pamphlets covering key areas from mainstream medicine and complimentary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Consumer Reports

Independent research on technology, televisions (tv), computers, vacuums, household appliances, kitchen appliances, cars, and tools.

Consumer Search

Reviews of home, garden, kitchen, fitness, sports, technology, family, pets, health, and beauty products.


Contains primary source on countries and territories including language, appearance, greetings, maps, flags, symbols, history, economy, geography, population, indigenous peoples, and recipes.

D&B Hoovers

Companies gain a deeper understanding of their market opportunities so they can make more informed decisions by combining and analyzing data from a wide variety of sources.

Digital Learn

Digital Learn helps with email, internet, computer basics, microsoft word, travel, resume, and mobile devices in both English and Spanish.

EBSCOhost Master File

Primary Source information including newspaper and magazine articles, images, photos, maps, flags and an English dictionary.


Education related articles and journals, dissertations, regulatory materials, quantitative data, reference materials, opinion pieces, tests, questionnaires, and materials published in foreign languages.

Explora Primary Schools (K-5)

Provides safe, trustworthy research materials for class projects or homework on a variety of topics: art, music, business, English, language arts, health, history, government, math, science, social studies and technology.

Explora Public Libraries

Provides user-friendly features and easy-to-browse categories of reliable content from the world’s leading magazines in art, music, business, English, language arts, health, history, government, math, science, social studies and technology.

Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)

Provides safe, trustworthy research materials for class projects or homework on a variety of topics: art, music, business, English, language arts, health, history, government, math, science, social studies and technology.


FamilySearch is the largest genealogy library maintaining a collection of records, resources, services, family history, and digital images.

Federal Depository

The Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents – Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Public access is guaranteed by law. (Title 44 United States Code).


Instantly read eMagazines or download to a device for offline viewing. Includes titles such as People, Time, Sports Illustrated and more!

App Store | Google Play


Offers convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Foundations Directory Online

Information on 220,000 U.S. Foundations providing up-to-date funding knowledge and insight on the social sector to fuel any fundraising mission.

Available only inside Library Locations.

Fund Analyzer by FINRA

Information and analysis on over 18,000 mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). Estimates the value of the funds and allows users to compare up to three funds.

Gale eBooks

Access books and publications within arts, biography, business, education, the environment, history, LGBTQ, medicine, multicultural studies, race, and civil rights.

App Store | Google Play

Gale in Context: Elementary

Age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering art, music, English, language arts, geography, history, math, science, and social studies.

Gale Legal Forms

Provides legal forms including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, attorney state directory, and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

Provides learning opportunities to improve technology (Microsoft, internet, Google), literacy (reading, grammar, language) and math skills through interactive games.


Philanthropic research report database designed to fill in the knowledge gaps you need to find the best charities to which to donate.

Available only inside Library Locations.

Hathi Trust

Hathi Trust is a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of millions of open access titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides scholarly full text journals focusing on medical disciplines, which covers 1,300 generic drug sheets.

Wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations with reliable health information.

Heritage Quest

Trace family and local history censuses from 1790-1940, city directories, slave schedules, Indian Census rolls and more.

Hispanic Life in America

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Books, projects and magazines on a variety of hobbies including arts and crafts, collecting, indoor recreation, model building, kids crafts, and scrapbooking.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Books, projects and magazines on a variety of home improvement areas including decorating and remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, woodworking and everyday maintenance.

Internet Archive

Use the live music archive to listen to favorite artists. Watch news coverage or entertainment programs. Search various books published before 1923 in American and Canadian libraries.

Investment Education

Provides the knowledge, skills and tools needed for financial success created by the FINRA Foundation, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

LearningExpress Library

Tutorials, practice tests and ebooks for job searching, workplace skills, reading, writing, math, science, career certification, licensure, exams, college, grad school, GED, ACT, SAT, English, language arts, high school, history, government, math, science, and social studies.

Legal GPS

Legal GPS is a platform that helps new & existing businesses “do legal” without having to hire a lawyer.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers unlimited access to courses in business, technology, creative, engineering, time management, computer skills, data analysis, and programming / development.

Using the LinkedIn Learning app: iOS or Android
First time app: OH0215

Literary Reference Center

Contains articles and essays of literary criticism and journals, biographies, literary journals, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, book reviews, author interviews and classic novels.

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!

Mango Languages

Mango for Libraries uses native speakers, repetition and voice comparison to learn a new language or English as a second language. To use the app you will first need to create a Mango profile online through the library, then use that profile to activate the App.

App Store | Google Play


Offers medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and pre-clinical sciences among many subjects.

Mergent Archives

Contains reports and documents from and on global companies and corporate industry (industrial, transportation, public utility, OTC).

Mergent Intellect

Access private and public U.S. and international business data, industry news, executive contact information, residential data, demographics, and consumer data.

Morningstar Investment Service

Find a stock or a fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings, or see how your investments fit together. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Please log out after your session is done.

National Geographic Kids

Includes magazines for elementary and middle school covering geography, history, government, science and social studies using videos, pictures and books available in French, Spanish, Chinese and world languages.

National Geographic Virtual Library Series

Includes National Geographic Magazine books, maps, images and videos including National Geographic: People, Animals and the World covering history, government, science and social studies.

Natural Medicines

Information on complementary, alternative and integrative therapies like acupuncture, chiropractic, therapeutic touch and dietary supplements.

New York Times (current issue only)

Enjoy free, unlimited access to in our locations or from home. Users have to register for an account with an email address and password.

Newspaper Archive

Search for ancestors by name and narrow results by year and location covering historical Ohio newspapers.

Newspaper Source

Provides articles from national and international newspapers, television & radio transcripts including the Akron Beacon Journal, Boston Globe, Columbus Dispatch, and Washington Post. (World Collection)

Contains historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s with full runs and portions of runs of well-known, global, regional, and state titles to small local newspapers.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Learn basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education covering social media, information literacy, Telehealth, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs.

NoveList Plus

Find that next great read! Sort by age level, popularity, curriculum-driven material, recommended reads, book discussion guides and searchable award lists. Also includes suggestions for audiobooks.

O’Reilly for Public Libraries

Prepare for technical certifications using books, videos, case studies, learning paths, and expert playlists covering business, data, design, hardware, IT operations, math, science, engineering, security, software development, user experience, travel, hobbies, web, and mobile.

Ohio Death Certificate Index

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

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!

Ohio History Central Encyclopedia

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

Ohio Legal Help

Containers forms, resources, and attorney information on where to go for assistance while maintaining privacy. The project is guided by the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Foundation, and the Ohio Library Council.

Ohio Victims Rights

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

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Peer-reviewed summaries on American history, business, English, language arts, health, government, history, social studies, criminal justice, environmental science, literature, politics and religion. (Physicians Desk Reference) is a compilation of manufacturers’ prescribing information (package insert) on prescription drugs.

Plunkett Research Online

Offers business intelligence, industry trends, market research, stats, leads, plus company contacts for over 30 different major industries and tips for job seekers.

Points of View Reference Center

Covers multiple sides of an issue with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint.

Proquest Historical Newspapers

Search for newspaper articles in The New York Times (1851-2013), Chicago Tribune (1849-1993), Washington Post (1889-2000), Wall Street Journal (1889-1993).

Reference Solutions

Find new business opportunities, executives, companies, news articles, job searches, research papers, addresses, phone numbers, and market research.

Regional Business News

Contains full-text articles from 75 journals, newspapers and newswires about businesses from across the U.S.

SAMS Technical Publishing

Contains service guidelines for more than 200,000 consumer electronic products, including TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, CBs and tape recorders.

Sanborn Maps

Large-scale detailed maps dating from 1882 through 1962, depicting the commercial, industrial and residential sections of Ohio cities.

Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables™ is an online database of searchable and printable educational materials for Prek-6th grade! Teachables™ has classroom resources to supplement any subject including leveled mini-books, fun clip art, plus skill and activity sheets.

Science Reference Center

A middle and high school research database that provides access to full-text, science-oriented content, lesson plans, science experiments, citation help, worksheets, and curriculum standards.


Educational videos, articles, lesson plans, projects, experiments, and quizzes on Earth, geography, technology, space science, life science, health, the human body, physical science, tech, math, and engineering for elementary, middle, and high school.

Small Business Builder

Step-by-step guide to creating and completing a business plan, entrepreneurial interests, opportunities, the nonprofit sector, and how to grow and position your business for long-term success.

Small Business Reference Center

Watch videos and browse sources on a variety of business areas from accounting to marketing to operations. Get industry information by small business type and learn business basics.

Toledo Blade

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

Toledo Blade – In-Library Use Only

Toledo Blade access when inside the library.

Password: blade2020

Available only inside Library Locations.

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.

Toledo Legal News

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


Research current events, popular topics, health, history, government, science, social studies, and technology for middle and high school that are discussed in today’s classrooms.

Transparent Language

Focused on high school level students to learn foreign languages including English as a second language using online lessons, vocabulary exercises, and practice activities.


Picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.

Online tutoring for K-12, college, and GED students. No appointment is needed and tutors are available noon to midnight, 7 days a week! Writing support is available either in a live session or through the Drop-off Paper review. Receive feedback on reports, essays, resumes, and cover letters within 12 hours. Offers practice quizzes including ASVAB, ACT, and SAT.

United States Government Printing Office (GPO)

Provides full content of Presidential Executive Orders, Congressional Bills, Statues, and Supreme Court decisions.

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. Dial 2-1-1 (1-800-650-HELP) – translations available if English is not your primary language, text 898-211, instant message, or search for local resources that can help you in finding food, clothing, utility assistance, and housing/shelter.

Value Line

Evaluate investments with unbiased information on companies, industries, markets and economies.

Very Short Introductions

Offers concise high school level introductions including climate consciousness, ancient warfare, privacy, economics, literary theory, art, music, business, English, language arts, health, history, government, science, social studies, and technology.

Vocational & Career Collection ™

Designed for vocational and technical libraries, this database provides full text articles from more than 400 trade and industry related periodicals.

Wall Street Journal Online

Enter your library card and pin to access WSJ! An account must be created. After 3 days, click the link above and login as an existing user.

Weiss Financial Ratings

Independent reviews for banks, credit unions, insurance, medigap, mutual funds, exchanged traded funds, stocks, consumer guides, finances (financial literacy), and future planning.


Search Ohio and Michigan court cases and statutes as well as Federal 6th Circuit materials and the United States Supreme Court cases.

Available only inside Library Locations.

World Book eBooks

Includes non-fiction eBooks for students, elementary, middle, and high school projects covering art, music, geography, history, government, science, social studies and technology.

AppStore | Google Play

World Book Encyclopedia

Includes non-fiction eBooks for students, middle and high school projects, and WorldBook in Spanish and French covering art, music, geography, history, government, science, social studies and technology.


The world’s most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages.