University Libraries

William S. Carlson Library - Main Campus

University Libraries' Service during UToledo COVID-19 Response 

The University Libraries are now open. Please review our hours page for up to date building hours. For more information about changes made to ensure the safety of our users and staff please see our Reopening Overview page. Please keep in mind all patrons on campus are required to wear a mask and adhere to social distance guidelines, this includes inside library buildings. Though our buildings are open, 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: 8/11/20