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Virtual Interview Rooms

Book these quiet, welcoming spaces at North York Central Library and Malvern Branch to participate in virtual job interviews.

Service Update

Switch to Libby

Learn how to sync your account and saved lists before the OverDrive app retires on May 1.

Online Services


Discover how to repair automobiles and electronics, self-publish a book, or complete legal forms.


Read Indigenous

Discover some of our must-read titles for all ages by Indigenous writers and illustrators.


Create & share

The deadline to submit art and writing to our Young Voices Magazine is March 27th.


Albert and Clara Lahmer Memorial Lecture

Join us in person for a look at children's literature from a book reviewer's point of view.


New & Noteworthy Picture Books

What's new in our collection? Our children's librarians share their recommendations.


Semaine de la Francophonie

Voici une sélection d'œuvres francophones récentes pour souligner la Semaine de la Francophonie.


Art & Culture

2023 Oscars Reading List

Read the books that inspired the movies nominated for the 95th Academy Awards.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • Salon Series

    Join us online and in-person for an exciting range of literary and cultural events.

    • RETOLD: A Musical Performance Event - Livestream

      Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      Location: Online

      Inspired by three acclaimed short stories by award winning Canadian author Mavis Gallant, Canada's most exciting musical minds have created an imaginative triptych of short original musicals premiering at Toronto Reference Li...

    • Plato's Republic: An Overview

      Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Toronto Reference Library

      The Republic by Plato (375 BCE) is a series of discussions between Socrates and Plato?s two cousins. Over the course of the book, Socrates defines the just city under the rule of the just Philosopher Kings. He questions a wid...

    • Networking Event for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

      Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: North York Central Library

      Get ready to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and innovators. This is an opportunity to network, share experiences and ideas, and have a fun evening! Danny Brennan, Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC), will...

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Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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