Service Update

All library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2 for Civic Holiday.

More information about holiday hours


COVID-19 Impacts

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

Masks must be worn at all times.

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TD Summer Reading Club

Sign up in person or online, read anywhere and anything, earn virtual badges, join live book talks and more. Also available in French.

Online Services

OverDrive Kids

Read-Alongs, books in sign language, ebooks and audiobooks for all the kids in your life.


Read Indigenous

Find your next great read with our list of yearly selection of must read classic titles written by Indigenous authors, writers, illustrators and knowledge keepers.


Casey McQuiston

Bestselling author Casey McQuiston discusses their delightful novel, One Last Stop, about the power of community, history and falling in love, with a mysterious twist. Aug 5 at 7 pm.


The List: Great Reads for Youth 2021

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


Ancestry Library Edition

Try this powerful genealogy tool from home.


Puppet Show

Applefun Puppetry presents an adventure on the high seas, featuring pirates and a great purple whale. July 29, 11am.

Online Services

Digital Access Card

You're minutes away from quick, easy and instant access to all of our digital resources.


Renewable Energy in Canada

Learn more about renewable energy and what Canada is doing to advance it.


Summer Books

Our new summer books series serves up fascinating ideas and engaging conversations with authors of some of the hottest books around.


Anuk Arudpragasam

Anuk Arudpragasam talks about A Passage North, his searing novel of longing, loss and the legacy of war. Aug 4 at 12 pm.


Coming Soon: New Canadian Fiction

25 new fall books we're excited about. Place your holds now to get them when they come in!


2021 Booker Prize Longlist

The 2021 Booker Prize Longlist was announced recently. Read the nominees!

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs


Summer Wonder: Creativity Challenge

Discover the history and science of kites! Can your family design one using household materials?

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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Want to see what's coming up? 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.
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Double Your Impact!

When you give to TPL’s Matching Campaign, TPL Foundation will immediately double your donation and direct it to the Library’s area of greatest need. Special offer through July 31, 2021.

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.