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About Us

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is the area leader of information, education and inspiration. By providing an open and equitable access to our collection, all of Northwest Ohio can enjoy 'The People's University.' Home to the fifth largest collection in the state of Ohio, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers something for everyone, including:

  • Adult book discussion groups
  • Enrichment for adults on a variety of topics
  • Storytimes for children
  • Programs for elementary school aged children and teens
  • Computers for reference, database searching, word processing, and Internet access
  • Meeting rooms for community use
  • Teacher collections


Check out some of the outstanding services you can get using your Library Card.

Whether you are looking for help with your homework, getting your passport, seeking a second pair of eyes for your resume, understanding your budgeting and investments, creating music, movies, robotics or art, reserving meeting spaces, finding a loved ones obituary, or having the library come to you through outreach we are here to help connect you.

Two of the very large categories, Education and Workforce Development, contain a wide variety of information.

Education has information on homework helper, GED classes, proctoring, Ready to Read, teacher resources, and college.

Workforce Development contains information on how the library can help you with jobs and careers, nonprofit grants information, and small business information.

The Library Board of Trustees has adopted a Strategic Plan that will serve as a roadmap for the next few years.


Engage all of our communities, inspire lifelong learning, and provide universal access to a broad range of information, ideas, and entertainment.

To continue evolving Library services to best meet the needs of the many and diverse communities we serve and be a catalyst for positive change in all corners of Toledo and Lucas County.

In all of our efforts we will seek to build an organizational culture that is…

  • Welcoming - The Library respects and values diversity, equity, and fairness.
  • Innovative - The Library encourages creativity, experimentation, and new ideas to better serve the residents and customers.
  • Objective - The Library supports the free exchange of information and ideas.
  • Accountable - The Library takes responsibility for its actions and services.
  • Collaborative - The Library works with others to strengthen Toledo and Lucas County.