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The website, Your Account and access to some databases may be unavailable on Sunday, June 11 between 10:15 am and 10:45 am due to scheduled maintenance.

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Read Indigenous 2023

Our 2023 picks for all ages are here! Check out our recommended reads.


New and Notable

Find summer-worthy rom-coms, mysteries and thrillers coming out this month.


How has TPL made a difference?

Tell us how using the library has impacted you by taking a short survey.


Music Technology Discussion Series

Explore the evolution of music through the lens of digital technologies with composer Jason Cullimore.


The List: Great Reads for Youth

Browse 100 YA books that will make you laugh, cry, reflect, debate, celebrate and grow.

Special Collections

Plants to Avoid in Sci-Fi Books

Read our blog post about dangerous flora and fauna in six science fiction and fantasy books.


Picture Books for Pride Month

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

Online Services

Career Cruising

Research different career profiles to match your skills and explore educational requirements.


Digital Library Services

Find Crafting Inspiration

Check out magazines, videos, courses and books on crafting and get inspired for your next project.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • Pride Month

    Discover collections, events, programs, services and resources for all ages that reflect diversity, promote inclusivity and encourage learning. There are lots of different ways to participate in Pride Month at your library – from guest speakers to book clubs, and craft workshops to drag queen storytimes.

    • Eye on AI: Transmigrations

      Fri Jun 09, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Toronto Reference Library

      As artificial intelligence begins to take on more tasks considered essentially human, the question remains: what remains and can never be replicated by machines? The future of art-making has been destabilized, creating opport...

    • Finding Home, Sweet Home: Perspectives on Housing for 2SLGBTQ+ Seniors

      Mon Jun 12, 2023 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      Location: Yorkville

      Aging is often accompanied by tough decisions about housing and care. These concerns are heightened for older members of the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer + (2SLGBTQ+) community. Where is the best...

    • Photo Zines with Kendra Lee - Part 2

      Tue Jun 13, 2023 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Location: Agincourt

      Join Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and artist Kendra Lee in this two-part hands-on photo zines workshop. We're having a photography collage party! In this workshop, learn how to experiment with dif...

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Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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