Several signature collections, each with a dedicated and specialized focus, are housed within the Toledo Library’s over five million books and materials. These collections help our visitors expand their horizons.

Art Tatum African American Resource Center

A resource center that acknowledges the cultural heritage and lived experiences of African Americans.

Jennifer Fisher Nancy Drew Collection

Books and memorabilia featuring an intrepid young detective in the nation’s largest public collection of Nancy Drew books and memorabilia.

Robert L. and Posy Huebner Collection

More than 240 works of original art by illustrators of children’s literature are featured at Main Library and throughout other branches.

Local History Digital Collections

A digital archive that helps connect the history of our region’s Indigenous people, settlers, and immigrants.

Steinem Sisters Collection

The country’s only special feminist collection to be housed within a public library has more than 900 titles plus programs that build community.