Toledo Lucas County Public Library is a public library system located in Toledo, Ohio. It has the fourth largest collection in the state.HistoryThe library was founded in 1838, Ohio's first public library created with tax money. The Toledo Public Main Library at 325 North Michigan Street opened on September 5, 1940. The current system was created in 1970 by the merger of the Toledo Public, Lucas County, and Sylvania Public libraries. In 2001, the Main Library was restored and added 100000sqft to an Art Deco facility.CollectionToledo Lucas County Public Library is Ohio's fourth largest public library collection, because the main library holds 1.2 million reference materials, including books, DVDs, and CDs. It also contains photographs, genealogical resource materials, periodicals, family histories, obituaries, court records, and archives from the Toledo Blade.TLCPL serves all of Lucas County, which has a population of roughly 432,488. Customers can make use of the discussion groups, meeting rooms, and/or 400 free internet-ready computers.Digital CollectionsImages in TimeDigital Collections of Northwest OhioeMedia: The library offers Overdrive, RBdigital, Flipster, and many more online subscriptions. See all eMedia.BranchesThe library has 20 branches and 4 Outreach Services vehicles: Birmingham Branch, Heatherdowns Branch, Holland Branch, Kent Branch, Lagrange Branch,Make Toledo-Lucas County Public Library part of your personalized Toledo itinerary using our Toledo trip planning website.
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The Toledo Main Library is full of all kinds of information, more than you would be able to find in the smaller neighboring facilities.Just walking around or sitting down relaxing and looking through.... more »
Moved away from downtown, but still the branch libraries can usually quickly reserve anything you need. Great selections of books, music, videos and more. And now audio books, etc available online... more »
Each visit seem to be a new discovery. Magazines and reference material have always been easy to access for research... Spacious flowring and furniture placement provides the perfect ambience for reading. Staff are attentive and helpful with daily events and speakers which connects the experience of learning.
I've been a patron for over a half of a century and now I'm working on the renovation. Pretty cool seeing behind the scenes...
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