Service Update

All library branches will be closed on Friday, July 1 for Canada Day. More about holiday hours

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

Cantook Station

French-language eBooks and eAudiobooks, including titles from Quebec and the rest of Canada.

Teens

Summer Break

From skill-building workshops to fantastic books, we've got you covered this summer.

Booklist

Read Indigenous

Browse our new list of must-read titles for all ages written by Indigenous authors, writers, illustrators and knowledge keepers.

Program

Meet our Writer in Residence

Vikki VanSickle presents workshops and offers manuscript reviews and feedback for aspiring writers.

Special Collections

All at Sea: Pirates, Merfolk and Sea Creatures

Explore treasures from our current exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books.

Kids

Kids Books about Summer

Celebrate the start of summer with books for kids of all ages.

Booklist

New & Notable Adult Books

Find the hottest summer reads in our roundup of titles being published in July.

Books

The Buzz...About Books

A Book About Magic

Recommendations from staff and TPL Reading Challenge participants.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming online programs

  • Celebrate Pride Month

    Join us for free online and in person 2SLGBTQ+ programs throughout June 2022, including author talks, book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, and more.

    • Careers Examined: Sales

      Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Learn more about a career in sales from an experienced industry professional. As a Senior Sales Executive on Purolator's new business team, Philip Hawkyard is responsible finding, qualifying, and closing strategic...

    • Tax Benefits for Seniors

      Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
      Location: Online

      A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will discuss: ​ - Common types of income for seniors - The GST/HST credit - Common tax credits and deductions for seniors - Canada Revenue Agency...

    • Predict a Pie With Neural Networks

      Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Location: Online

      Use AI to make a pie! In this hands-on online workshop, participants will create their own neural network using a neural network simulator. Learn about the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is able to make pr...

    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.