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All Toronto Public Library branches are closed to support efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Information about curbside pickup and returns, holds and other library services

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You Can Return Your Library Materials

We are now accepting returns at 70 branches.

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Live & Online Programs

Experience free high-quality programming from home.

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Black Lives Matter

Books on fighting racism, in Canada and beyond.

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TPL Celebrates Pride Throughout June

Join us for programs, activities and more.


Jason B. Rosenthal Discusses New Memoir

On June 3, Rosenthal talks about his inspiring new memoir of life, loss, love and new beginnings.

Small Island with Leah Harvey and CJ Beckford Video

Streaming Theatre Collection

Unlimited streaming of great plays from Broadway to Shakespeare.

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No Library Card? No Problem

Access our largest collection of ebooks and audiobooks with code TPL2020.


3 Tips for Your Online Job Search

Learn proactive tips to refresh and diversify your job search.


Screen Time for Young Children

Eight tips to help you manage screen time in your home.

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38 Ways to Use the Library from Home

Find things to read, watch, listen to, learn and do, free with your library card.


Shelve Under: Book Clubs

Learn about online book clubs - and read Girl, Woman, Other along with our podcast team.


Online YA Book Talk

Join us for a lively book discussion featuring popular young adult LGBTQ2S+ books.

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Local History & Genealogy

Try our new, easy-to-use webpage — access Ancestry, newspaper archives and more.


TPL Reading Challenge 2020 Reading Challenge

Read with Pride

Staff picks by LGBTQ2S+ authors.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs

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Storytime at Home: Ernest

Have you ever met a moose? Let's read Ernest by Catherine Rayner.

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Between Two Panels with Mary Huang

Cartoonist Tory Woollcott interviews fellow comic artist Mary Huang.

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Emily Nussbaum on Buffy and More

New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum in conversation with Rachel Giese.

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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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