COVID-19 Impacts

Library branches are open for contactless holds pick-up and drop-off of materials at the entrance, computer services and washrooms. All other in-branch services are unavailable.

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Join the 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.

Special Collections

6 Posters that Highlight LGBTQ2S+ History

Check out newly-digitized posters collected from the streets of Toronto in the '70s, '80s and '90s.


Digital Access Card

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


National Indigenous History Month

Celebrate Indigenous cultures, histories and heritages with programs, activities and reading lists for all ages during National Indigenous History Month in June.


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.

Special Collections

Virtual Exhibit

A virtual exhibit on Indigenous history, "Pathways: Following traces of Indigenous routes across Ontario".


National Indigenous Peoples Day: Storytelling and Rhymes

Celebrate with Christine Vautour and a puppet guest. Discover stories about the solstice and how Turtle Island came to be. June 21, 11am.


Juneteenth 2021

A wide selection of Juneteenth books and films that you can borrow or access from home.


International Picnic Day: June 18

Recipes, learning games and activities, plus recommended books to pack in your picnic basket.


Kids' Father's Day Books

Books about dads and kids, recommended by our children's librarians!


Writer in Residence

Kate Caley presents online workshops and offers manuscript reviews and feedback for aspiring writers.


Professional Development Videos

Brush up on your business, nursing, counselling and leadership skills, with SAGE Video.


The Buzz... About Books

A Debut Book

Dozens of debut book recommendations from staff and participants. Join the TPL Reading Challenge today!

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs


Storytime at Home

Discover all the bright colours of the rainbow flag and what they represent! Let's read Pride Colours by Robin Stevenson.

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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