Check out your Library

Off the Shelf - Fall 2021

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Check out your Library

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STREAM & DOWNLOAD

Get books, music, TV shows, magazines, and more without leaving home or paying for subscription fees.

  • 620,000+ books for Kindle, iPad, or other device
  • 200,000+ audiobooks
  • 20,000+ streaming movies and TV shows
  • 3,500+ digital magazines
  • 15 million digital music tracks

It’s easy to get started:

STUDENT SUCCESS

Our region’s schools and the Library have the same goal: helping all students become great readers and learners.

We provide teachers with an array of resources to support classroom efforts, from PreK-12th grade:

  • On-demand digital resources such as World Book Encyclopedia, Explora, and Scholastic Teachables
  • Instant digital card sign-up for all students
  • Virtual and in-person class visits
  • Book bundles and lists by topic and age
  • Activities to Go kits
  • Reading challenges
  • Dial-A-Story 419.745.9700
  • ACT/SAT study support with Tutor.com and LearningExpress Library

We also provide safe and welcoming spaces for students to read, explore, and connect:

  • Physical books and digital materials with no late fees
  • Computer and WiFi access at all 20 locations
  • Free printing every day
  • Dedicated children’s and teen spaces
  • Live homework help and tutoring with Tutor.com

Access these resources and more at toledolibrary.org/prek12

CONNECT

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LEARNING TO READ

  • Children who become great readers can succeed in school and beyond. From baby’s first Library card and picture books to favorite books and authors, the Library helps build a love of reading.
  • In-person and virtual Ready to Read sessions
  • Countdown to Kindergarten classes
  • Storytimes at 20 locations and online
  • Learning packs with themed books and activity pages
  • Childcare Kit delivery
  • Dial-A-Story
  • Activities to Go kits

All of the Library’s resources help parents and caregivers talk, read, write, sing, and play with children each day, which prepares children to get ready to read. Learn more at toledolibrary.org/readytoread

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CREATE

Makers, doers, and dreamers—bring your ideas to life at our studio labs:

  • Editing and publishing software
  • Analog-to-digital conversion
  • Large format and 3D printing
  • Recording studios
  • High performance computers

Find locations and equipment at toledolibrary.org/making

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READ

Read to your heart’s content with access to more than 3 million physical items including books, audiobooks and music on CD, newspapers, magazines, and DVDs plus downloadable and streaming options.

Not sure what to read next?

  • Request a Book Bundle: Choose a category or let us surprise you.
  • Get personalized recommendations: You can tell us what you have liked reading in the past and we’ll make recommendations just for you!
  • Schedule Grab & Go pick up: Request books in the catalog or by phone, then schedule a pick up time at your preferred location.

Call any location or 419.259.5200 or visit toledolibrary.org/help to complete online requests.