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Service Update

All Toronto Public Library branches will be open from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and closed on Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26. Branches will be open as usual on Saturday, December 27. Sunday Service will resume on January 4, 2015.

Albion

1515 Albion Road, Toronto, ON
M9V 1B2

416-394-5170

*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 Albion Road and Kipling Ave. Located on the south side of Albion Road, just west of Kipling Ave. across from The Albion Centre.

Public Transit


TTC Finch West Bus #36A or Bus #36B from Finch subway station.
TTC Kipling Bus #45 from Kipling subway station.
TTC Royal York North Bus #73 from Royal York subway station.

Parking


Free - parking lot on west side of library, entrance off Albion Road including 4 disabled.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

  • Book Drop - After Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Public Phone (inside)
  • Seating for 137

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • CCTV (closed circuit TV also called print magnifier)
  • Computer with at least 29" clearance under table top
  • Computer workstation with adjustable height surface
  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)(2)
  • Magnifiers - hand held or stand

Technology

Collections

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

Language

  • Large collection in Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil
  • Medium collection in Arabic, Italian, Panjabi, Spanish, Urdu
  • Small collection in Bengali, Persian, Somali, Tagalog (DVDs only), Telugu, Vietnamese

Branch History


Year Details
1965 Albion Mall Branch opened by the Etobicoke Public Library Board in a rented facility in the Albion Mall Shopping Centre, at 1530 Albion Road, west of Kipling Avenue, 23 October. First library in Etobicoke located in a shopping mall.
1967 Albion Mall Branch is taken over by the new Borough of Etobicoke Public Library Board formed when the Township of Etobicoke becomes part of the Borough of Etobicoke effective 1 January.
1970 Relocated to larger quarters in a renovated and enlarged Shoppers World Albion. Feasibility study conducted for a proposed district library on Albion Road.
1973 Albion District Library opened in current location, May. Matsui, Baer, Heidmin and Vanstone Architects.
2001 Learning Centre created.
2007 Hours open per week increased on 8 January from 58 to 63.
2014 Hours open per week increased on 8 January from 63 to 65.5.

Meeting Rooms


For booking information call 416-397-5969.

Auditorium

  • 1,467 sq. ft.
  • Seats 119 lecture style. Seats 65 classroom style. Fire Code Occupancy: 120
  • Equipment:
    • chairs
    • coat room
    • portable video projector
    • projection screen (ceiling mounted)
    • tables
  • Auditorium can be divided into two smaller rooms as required.
  • Auditorium is on the ground floor. Wheelchair accessible.

Directions


Closest major intersection Albion Road and Kipling Ave. Located on the south side of Albion Road, just west of Kipling Ave. across from The Albion Centre.

Public Transit


Closest major intersection Albion Road and Kipling Ave. Located on the south side of Albion Road, just west of Kipling Ave. across from The Albion Centre.

Parking


Free - parking lot on west side of library, entrance off Albion Road including 4 disabled.


Upcoming Events

Wed, Jan 14 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wed, Jan 21 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue, Jan 27 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Regular Programs

Mon, Dec 22 - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 27 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tue, Dec 30 - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events