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What’s at stake when we don’t listen to one another?

Join the conversation and explore what’s at risk when intellectual freedom is threatened.

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Opposition Denied

What’s at stake when social movements are censored? Join the conversation.

Online Services

SAGE Journals

Research in over 1,100 journals covering the humanities, science, engineering, medicine and more.


Futures Studies Workshops

Improve your skills in identifying signals of change and understanding trends with Innovator in Residence Alexis Tennent.


City Librarian’s Reflections

Read why libraries are ready to engage their communities in difficult discussions around issues that matter.


Visual Arts Workshops

Explore your artistic side - from painting to sketching, and more!

Special Collections

Interactive History Map

Explore our vintage photos and local history books by picking a neighbourhood.


Books About Fall

Celebrate apples, pumpkins and all things autumn with these picks from our children's librarians.


What We're Reading

Discover the books our librarians are excited to read this fall.



Explore the collection

Browse 50 titles that have been challenged, censored or removed from a public library or school in North America.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

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Digital Archive Ontario

Explore historical images and library content for all Ontario residents.

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