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North York Central Library

5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
M2N 5N9


Branch has Telephone Typewriter Service Teletypewriter (TTY): 416-395-5596
*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 Closed


Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue. Located on west side of Yonge Street on the north side of Mel Lastman Square beside the North York Civic Centre.

Public Transit

TTC subway station North York Centre. Walk to library located in the mall.


Paid - parking lot on Beecroft Road, meter parking on side streets, paid parking lots in vicinity and underground.


Map to library branch


General Features

  • Art Exhibit Space
  • Automated Checkin
  • Book Discussion Group: contact the branch for more information
  • Book Drop - 24 Hours
  • Express Checkout
  • Individual Study Rooms (16)
  • Language Lab (CD player, CD-ROM station, Gaming Room)
  • Microform Reader Printers
  • Nursing Room (Children's)
  • Pedometer Lending
  • Piano/Practice Room
  • Public Phones (inside)
  • Quiet Study Rooms (4 enclosed-Bookable)
  • Seating for 758
  • Teen Zone

Equipment for persons with disabilities

  • Book stand(s)
  • Braille writer (Perkins Brailler typewriter)
  • CCTV (closed circuit TV also called print magnifier)
  • Cassette players - in-library use or for loan
  • Computer with Kurzweil 1000 software and scanner
  • Computer with at least 29" clearance under table top
  • Computer workstation with adjustable height surface
  • Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext) (2)
  • Computer(s) with screen reader software (JAWS)
  • Kurzweil Personal Reading Machine
  • Magnifiers - hand held or stand
  • Microfilm/microfiche reader/printer machine with at least 29" clearance under the table top
  • Study booth with at least 29” clearance under table top
  • Study tables with at least 29" clearance under table top
  • TTY telephone device for the deaf
  • Verilux lamp



  • Adult Literacy Materials
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Children's Literature Resource Collection
  • Genealogy
  • Large Print Collection - Adult and Children
  • Native Peoples Collection