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Albert Campbell

496 Birchmount Road, Toronto, ON
M1K 1N8

416-396-8890

*Sunday hours in effect from September to June
Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Directions


Closest major intersection Birchmount Road and Danforth Road Located on west side of Birchmount Road, just north of the mall occupying the corner lot.

Public Transit


TTC bus 69B Warden South via Birchmount (from Warden Station) or TTC bus 113 Danforth (between Main Station and Kennedy Station).

Parking


45 parking spaces (Including 2 disabled)


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - After Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Quiet Study Room
  • Seating for 95

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
  • Magnifiers - hand held or stand

Technology

Collections

  • Adult Literacy Materials
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Large Print Collection

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese, French
  • Medium collection in Greek, Italian, Persian, Spanish, Tamil
  • Small collection in Bengali, Hindi (DVDs only), Kurdish, Tagalog (CDs & DVDs only), Urdu

Branch History


Year Details
1971 Officially opened by the Scarborough Public Library Board, 29 September. Fairfield and Dubois Architects. Named in honour of Albert ("Ab") McTaggart Campbell, 32nd reeve of Scarborough Township (1957-67), first mayor of the Borough of Scarborough (1967-69) and third chairman of Metropolitan Toronto Council (1969-73). Campbell was born on 21 May 1910 near Ridgetown, Ontario and died on 30 August 1973 at Scarborough.
1972 Recipient of a Certificate of Architectural Merit, awarded by the Scarborough Planning Board.
1994 Weekly service hours reduced from 63.5 to 60, beginning January 4.
1996 Recipient of a Trillium Award for outstanding contribution to the beauty of Scarborough, presented by the Agincourt Garden Club, the Scarborough Historical Society, and the City of Scarborough Recreation and Parks Department.
1999 Sunday opening initiated 17 October.
2007 Hours open per week increased on 8 January from 60 to 62.
2014 Hours open per week increased on 8 January from 62 to 65.5.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Auditorium

  • 1,600 sq. ft.
  • Seats 90 lecture style. Seats 50 classroom style.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • flip chart
    • lectern
    • tables
    • portable video projector
  • Auditorium is located in basement, access by stairs only.

Meeting Room

  • 498 sq. ft
  • Seats 25 lecture style. 25 classroom style
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • flip chart
    • tables
  • Meeting Room is wheelchair accessible.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Auditorium

  • 1,600 sq. ft.
  • Seats 90 lecture style. Seats 50 classroom style.
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • flip chart
    • lectern
    • tables
    • portable video projector
  • Auditorium is located in basement, access by stairs only.

Meeting Room

  • 498 sq. ft
  • Seats 25 lecture style. 25 classroom style
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • flip chart
    • tables
  • Meeting Room is wheelchair accessible.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Oct 22 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thu, Oct 23 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fri, Oct 24 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Regular Programs

Tue, Oct 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tue, Oct 21 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue, Oct 21 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

All Branch Programs & Events