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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Let’s learn about this important day.


New & Notable Adult Books

Place holds on the biggest titles coming out in October.


Innovators in Residence

Meet our new Innovators in Residence, Kishawna Peck (Artificial Intelligence) and Jason Cullimore (Music Theory & Technology).


Scotiabank Giller Prize

The 2022 shortlist is out! Explore the list of nominated titles.


The List

We've selected 100 fantastic books for you. Watch teen reviews and find your next great read.

Special Collections

The First Canadian Book Week

Learn about this 1921 event through the eyes of Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery.


Fall Books for Kids

Celebrate apples, pumpkins and all things autumn with these books recommended by our children's librarians.

Online Services

O'Reilly Learning

The latest books and videos from major technology and business publishers.


TPL Teens

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Profite de nos ressources en français!

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • The Salon Series

    Join us online and in-person at the Appel Salon for an exciting range of literary and cultural events. Reserve your free tickets now.

    • Start or Grow Your Business with Enterprise Toronto

      Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Owning a business is a dream for many people. Every new business starts with an idea. This interactive presentation will give an overview of how to make it happen and the opportunity to ask questions related to your business....

    • The Science of Fall Colours

      Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      Location: Online

      Are you enjoying the fall colours? Learn about the science behind why leaves change their colours in the fall and how fallen leaves contribute to the health of the local ecosystem. We'll also identify some of tree...

    • What is a Smart City?

      Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Technology is moving at a very fast rate. It is actively being used to make our cities run efficiently, use less energy and improve traffic congestion. This program will go over what it is like to live in a smart city. Join u...

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Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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