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.

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Summer Wonder

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

Online Services

Cantook Station

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


Summer Break

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


Read Indigenous

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


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 Books about Summer

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


New & Notable Adult Books

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


The Buzz...About Books

A Book About Magic

Recommendations from staff and TPL Reading Challenge participants.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming online programs

  • Join the TD Summer Reading Club

    Inspiring kids to explore the fun of reading their way. Sign up in person or online, read anywhere and anything, earn stickers and badges, and so much more.

    • Robyn Maynard & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: Rehearsals for Living

      Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Award-winning, best-selling author and scholar Robyn Maynard and writer, musician and academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson share their new book, Rehearsals for Living , with host Dr. Ciann Wilson and to discuss Black and Indi...

    • Discover Careers in Tech

      Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Hear from local tech leaders! Industry professionals will share advice for networking with potential employers, provide insight into what tech companies are really looking for, and offer tips on how to stand out from the crow...

    • Effective Communication

      Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Effective communication is one of the most sought-after skills in today's competitive labour market. Saying you are a great communicator is easy, but demonstrating it is challenging! Effective communication is more...

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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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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.