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Temporary Closure

Due to disruption caused by construction, North York Central Library is closed for the remainder of 2017.

Toronto Public Library anticipates a phased opening in early 2018, starting with services being restored on the first two floors, including the Teen Zone. Additional floors will open as the work is completed. A re-opening date will be confirmed and announced later in 2017.

Pop-Up Location

Visit us in our pop-up location on the concourse level of the mall to return books, pick up holds, use free wifi and access a small circulating collection.

Pop-Up Hours:

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday Closed

Extended Hours and Sunday Service at Nearby Branches

Bayview, Centennial and Locke branches will be open on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Bayview and Centennial branches will be open the same hours (Monday-Saturday) as the pop-up.

Returning Materials

Borrowed materials can be returned to any branch of Toronto Public Library. Materials can also be returned at the pop-up location, or to the dropbox at NYCL which will remain open throughout the closure. If you have any difficulties, please speak to a staff member or call 416-393-7131.

Book Ends

Book Ends will be closed during NYCL's temporary closure. During this period, please donate to Book Ends at the Toronto Reference Library instead or wait until the branch reopens.

Renovation Details

We're renovating NYCL to support the delivery of new services and meet the changing needs of library users.

The renovation will:

Take a moment and enjoy a tour of how the North York Central Library Renovation is progressing!

Work on floors one through three is well on schedule. The new terraced staircase between the first and second floor is scheduled for installation in late July 2017.

The Creation Loft spaces on the second floor have been built and are awaiting their final touches.

The new second floor will feature Creation Loft Spaces, a Digital Innovation Hub, a Fabrication Studio and an E-learning Lab.

The third floor has been prepped and is waiting for the major structural changes to come.

Space for the new terraced staircase from the first to the second floor

The new Creation Loft Spaces

The third floor is the future home of the new Language, Literature & Fine Arts Department.

Home of the future new Language, Literature & Fine Arts Department

Meanwhile out in the mall, the pop-up location just keeps growing and growing to allow for an expanded children's and teen section, just in time for summertime TD Summer Reading club reporting.

The expanded space offers more high-demands items, including travel books, cooking and gardening.

A glimpse of the newly expanded children's section in the mall Pop-Up location

Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

You can also call 416-393-7131 for more information.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we move ahead with the renovation to build a better library.