So long, late fines. Hello, library!

We’re happy to announce that we have permanently ended late fines for everyone, which will remove a barrier to access and make the library more welcoming to all Torontonians.

Learn more

Featured

Kids

Join the TD Summer Reading Club

Sign up in person or online, read anywhere and anything, earn stickers and badges, and so much more.

Online Services

Learn English from Anywhere

Improve your English with a number of free online resources from the library.

Booklist

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Let’s learn more about how it came to be.

Booklist

Campfire songs and stories

Get in the mood for a classic Canadian summer experience with these spooky and not-so-spooky books.

Teens

The List

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

Special Collections

Exhibit of Speculative Fiction Art

See stunning illustrations at our Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy.

Kids

French Recommended Reads

Take our French Reading Challenge and vote in the Battle of the Books.

Online Services

OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks

Download your vacation reading from anywhere. New ebooks added every day.

Books

The Buzz...About Books

A Book About Solitude

Recommendations from staff and TPL Reading Challenge participants.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming online programs

  • Summer Wonder

    Keep your child reading, discovering and exploring all summer long with fun programs and activities.

    • Anuradha Roy: The Earthspinner

      Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Anuradha Roy joins us to discuss her new novel, The Earthspinner, in conversation with author Megha Majumdar. Sara is studying at a prestigious British university and seeks a reprise from her loneliness by practici...

    • Period Positivity

      Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Location: Online

      Join us for a positive discussion about menstruation and periods. Sophi Robertson of Your Eco Friend will share info about period basics and talk about a variety of menstrual products and their pros and cons. We'll also talk...

    • Nahid Shahalimi: We Are Still Here

      Mon Aug 22, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Afghan-Canadian activist, filmmaker, artist and author Nahid Shahalimi shares her new book We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom, and the Fight to Be Heard with host Sally Armstrong. One year after th...

    Visit our programs page

Digital Archive Ontario

Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
A group of teens jumping. Copy in blue bubble reads:

Your gift has twice the impact!

Make a donation to the TPL Foundation’s Summer Matching Campaign before July 31, and they’ll DOUBLE your gift and direct it to TPL’s area of greatest need.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

Toronto Public Library is situated on Indigenous land and Dish with One Spoon territory. This is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Toronto Public Library gratefully acknowledges these Indigenous Nations for their guardianship of this land. More information.