COVID-19 Impacts

We're excited to welcome more people back with increased capacity limits at our branches. Branches are currently closed on Sundays.

Proof of vaccination is currently not required.
Masks must be worn at all times.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Learn more about how the new federal statutory holiday came to be and what you can do.


Orange Shirt Day

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. Learn more about Indian Residential Schools and Orange Shirt Day with these books for adults, teens and kids.


Entrepreneur in Residence

Hamid Rizvi offers virtual one-on-one consultations for entrepreneurs. He will review your business plan, provide feedback and offer resources.


New: Wall Street Journal Online

Your library card now gives you access to in-depth business and finance reporting — and much more — from the Wall Street Journal.


The List: Great Reads for Youth 2021

If you have run out of books to read we have 100 suggestions for you! Watch video reviews and download these books at home.

Special Collections

Preserving One of Our Oldest Books

Learn about the book and go behind the scenes to see how we're preserving it.


After School Club

Be amazed by tarantulas, scorpions and other awesome arachnids. Sep 28, 4pm.


Toronto Book Awards

Explore the six books shortlisted for the 2021 Toronto Book Awards


Sign Language and Deaf Culture in Books and Film

In light of International Week of Deaf People, check out these recommendations that feature sign language, Deaf people, and Deaf culture.


Environmentalist in Residence

Junaid Khan presents a series of online programs about the environment. Learn how to deepen your connection to the nature around us.


Joanna Chiu: China Unbound

Award-winning foreign correspondent Joanna Chiu talks about her book, China Unbound: A New World Disorder, on Oct 4 at 7 pm.


Photo Books for Kids

Many babies and kids love looking at books with real pictures. Our children's librarians have curated a list of great kids' books illustrated with photographs.


The Buzz...About Books

Valerie's Picks for Fall

Valerie and her team evaluate about 400 adult print books per week, so when she says she's excited about a book, we listen. Here are her picks for this fall.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs


Storytime at Home

Get ready for reading and for school! Watch our storytime videos featuring great books about the alphabet, counting and making friends.

Appel Salon

Imani Perry: Looking for Lorraine

In conversation with Ravi Jain, Imani Perry discusses her powerful biography of Lorraine Hansberry – a life full of creation, tragically cut short. Recorded Apr 16, 2019.

Appel Salon

Laurie Halse Anderson: Shout

Laurie Halse Anderson appears in conversation with Léonicka Valcius to discuss her writing, advocacy, and her 2019 memoir-in-verse, Shout. Recorded Oct 16, 2019.

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Digital Archive Ontario

Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

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