University Libraries

William S. Carlson Library - Main Campus

University Libraries' Services during Class Cancellation / Remote Classes
For the remainder of Spring Semester, the Carlson Library building will be closed. During this time, access to electronic collections will continue to be available, and our chat, phone, and e-mail reference services will remain active. However, other services such as book delivery by Interlibrary Loan and OhioLINK are suspended. Finally, all overdue books fines will be waived during this period of closure. More information on the University's COVID-19 plan can be found here.

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: 3/14/20