Residents of the Toledo Region make heavy use of the region’s outstanding libraries. For example, in 2010 more than 3 million people walked through the doors of the Toledo-Lucas County Library, making it the most visited public institution or organization in the county—and possibly the region.
At the same time, the Northwest Regional Library System (NORWELD) is leading initiatives to make sure the region’s libraries are as accessible and up-to-date as possible: NORWELD is working with a number of regional libraries to develop Drupal-based web sites that will make it easier to maintain content while implementing more Library 2.0 capabilities than ever before.
- 713,657 people are registered library cardholders in the Toledo Region
- There are nearly 5 million print materials and a half a million downloaded ebooks in the Toledo Region libraries.
- Toledo-Lucas County Public Library had 3 million visitors walk through its doors in 2010.
- BGSU’s Jerome Library is home to three nationally prominent special collections: the Browne Popular Culture Library, the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes and the Sound Recordings Archives.
- The Brumback Library, in Van Wert, Ohio, is the first tax-supported public county library in the United States.
Northwest Regional Library System
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library