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Join us for critical conversations that explore what’s at risk when intellectual freedom is threatened.

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Jewish Heritage Month

Discover Jewish arts, culture and history with free events, interactive programs and recommended reads.


Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian diversity with author talks, live concerts, henna art, tea tasting, sushi making and more.


Leading to Reading

One-on-one reading and writing practice for kids now available at 28 branches. Apply today!

Special Collections


Visit an exhibit full of fictional felines from our Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy.


100 fresh reads for youth

Discover The List, a curated round-up of the top titles for teens in 2024. Start browsing today!


Paper collage workshops

Create space-themed art with illustrator Ashley Barron in two interactive online programs.

Online Services

eBooks and audiobooks in French

Read French books on your phone, tablet or ereader with Cantook Station.


Reading Challenge

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Get recommended reads from staff for this Reading Challenge category.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

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Digital Archive Ontario

Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

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Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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Become a TPL donor

Donate by July 15 to have your gift matched during our spring community campaign in support of newcomer services.

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Funds raised help amplify and accelerate the exceptional work that TPL does.

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.