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Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

Address: 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43624
Phone Number: 419-259-5207
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Ranked #9 of 36 Attractions in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Toledo, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I really appreciate having a public library. There are many reasons to go; e.g. quiet study time, quiet reading time, computers for homework and study use. The only thing I find annoying is when the "inner-city" crowd pardon my language come in just to use the computers for facebook or some stupid online game, so for the most part I... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have been to many other library systems around the country. I'm originally from Toledo and when I was a kid the main branch was only the front portion of the current main branch, there was no glass portion in the back, no parking garage, etc. The library today is BEAUTIFUL! I enjoyed it back then and actually as a... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a terrific opportunity for the public to hear a wide variety of authors, illustrators, journalists, and other speakers. Always very organized, well publicized, with excellent presentations.

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Cleveland, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While people watching at the downtown branch, I saw a woman changing her baby's diaper on the table in the middle of the library, a man emptying tobacco from cigarette butts and rolling a new cigarette, a man that passed out (paramedics were called), loud folks, many people that bring duffle bags/suitcases/bag-lady carts. The conference rooms can hear everything -... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Main Library in Downtown is the crown jewel of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, which is one of the best in the nation. The architecture of this building is not to be missed, as when you enter you are greeted by a beautiful mural and glorious Art Deco architecture. The collection is outstanding, and Toledo is lucky to have... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Main issue is people coming in and sleeping there or being weird. I love the library and it's beautiful. However that is a safety concern. There is grant access which is great. A lot of the books are older but a decent collection of new works too. Not as much as there used to be at libraries, but everyone is... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is not only a historic building but also carries a wide array of books. You will not be disappointed in this library.

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Toledo, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Love the library. Has books, cds, computers, even a small gift shop. Anything you could use. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Clean and has area for children. Different classes are available, for instance senior classes on the web or things for the children.

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Toledo, Oh
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This library is the best one I've ever been to & it's right here in our town. It's a huge, gorgeous building with lots of uniqueness & tons of charm. If you love older building & can appreciate truly beautiful architecture, than this is the library for you. They keep it very nice, clean & it has lots of updates.... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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361 reviews 361 reviews
150 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Me included, but I have visited just for the experience.. If your a book worm, or architect lover... Enjoy .. It will be a sad day when toledos libraries die a slow and painful death.

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