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What are Best Bets?

Best Bets are copies of popular Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction titles that are not available for holds. They must be borrowed from the owning branch.

Which branches have Best Bets collections?

Best Bets collections are now available at 41 branches:

How do I know if a copy of a book is a Best Bet?

Most branches will have a separate section or display for their Best Bets. The books are also labelled on the base of the spine.

If I borrow a Best Bets copy, how long can I keep it?

Best Bets can be borrowed for 21 days.

Can I renew Best Bets?

Yes, Best Bets can be renewed twice; holds are not permitted on these copies.

Do I have to return a Best Bet to the branch where I borrowed it?

No, you can return Best Bets to any Toronto Public Library branch.

What happens if I check out a Best Bets copy of a book I have on hold?

Checking out a Best Bets copy of the same title will cancel your hold.

What are the fines for Best Bets?

Overdue fines are the same for all materials, including Best Bets.

What are Browsery collections and which branches have them?

Browsery collections contain popular Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction titles that are not available for holds. You must visit the branch in order to borrow an item that is available. Browsery collections are available at North York Central Library and Toronto Reference Library.