University Libraries

William S. Carlson Library - Main Campus

University Libraries' Service during UToledo COVID-19 Response 

Carlson Library is closed to the public for Winter Intersession Break with curbside service available. Please review our hours page for up to date building hours for all University Libraries locations. For information about service changes and safety measures, please see our Reopening Overview page. Though Carlson Library will be closed to the public during Intersession, we would like to remind you many of our services are still available remotely. Visit our Service FAQ or call us at 419.530.2323 with any questions.

Welcome to Carlson Library, the largest of the University Libraries and where the majority of our collections are held.  Click on the listing below to find out more information about our collections or services, or view the Carlson Library Floor Plan directory...

Carlson Library Collection or Service Floor Location
Library Staff Offices Lower Level, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 5th Floor
Information Commons 1
Circulation Desk, Course Reserves & CDs/Videos 1
Reference Desk 1
Microforms Lower Level
Maps 3
Government Documents 3
Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers) 3
General Collection (Books) 4
Dissertations & Theses 4
Juvenile Collection 3
Quiet Study Floor 5
Canaday Center for Special Collections 5

Library Partners

The University Libraries partner with other campus units to support your academic learning and research needs.  Other services in the Carlson Library building include:

Library Partner Floor Location
Learning Enhancement Center Lower Level
Academic Support Offices Lower Level
Writing Center Lower Level


The Carlson Library is located between the Student Union and the Ottawa River, near the center of UToledo's Main Campus. 

Last Updated: 12/10/20