Service Update

We will be performing necessary site upgrades on Sunday, April 2 from 7:00 am until approximately 1:30 pm. During this time, you may experience intermittent issues accessing Account, placing holds, and searching for programs and materials. We appreciate your patience.

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Virtual Interview Rooms

Book these quiet, welcoming spaces at North York Central Library and Malvern Branch to participate in virtual job interviews.

Service Update

Switch to Libby

Learn how to sync your account and saved lists before the OverDrive app retires on May 1.

Online Services

Interactive History Map

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


National Indigenous Languages Day

Let's learn more about revitalization and preservation of Indigenous languages.


Youth Hubs

A welcoming place for teens after school, with helpful staff, daily activities, tech and snacks!

Special Collections

History of Puss in Boots

Read our blog post about this classic fairy tale (tail?) that's over 450 years old.


Ramadan Books for Kids

Celebrate and learn more with these titles recommended by our children's librarians.

Online Services


Discover how to repair automobiles and electronics, self-publish a book, or complete legal forms.


Art & Culture

2023 Oscars Reading List

Read the books that inspired the movies nominated for the 95th Academy Awards.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • Salon Series

    Join us online and in-person for an exciting range of literary and cultural events.

    • An Accidental Book Reviewer

      Thu Mar 30, 2023 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      Location: Lillian H. Smith

      Join the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books for our 19th Annual Albert and Clara Lahmer Memorial Lecture: An Accidental Book Reviewer, by Bernie Goedhart....

    • Facilitated Self-Filing Tax Workshop

      Thu Mar 30, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Riverdale

      Learn how to file your taxes online in this free, two-hour group workshop! Staff from North York Community House (NYCH) will support you as you file your 2022 tax return using software provided during this session....

    • LOL - Improv for Wellness & Belonging

      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
      Location: Northern District

      Laughter is beneficial to the soul! This is for you if you already adore improv or if you've always wanted to but have been intimidated. Exploring the significance of presence, acceptance, teamwork, and humour is possible thr...

      Upcoming Dates:

      • Sat Apr 01
      • Sat Apr 08

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