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What's at stake when others control what we can access?

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

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Special Collections

An early history of TPL

From 1 to 100 branches, we've come a long way in 140 years. Learn about the birth of free libraries in Toronto.


New French books for kids

Discover a wide-range of new books in French for children of all ages.


Discover Toronto's urban forests

Learn about the trees and plants in your own backyard with City of Toronto Urban Forestry.


Griffin Poetry Prize

Discover the five books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Canadian poetry prize.


Spoken word workshops

Explore and develop your creative voice at Poetry Saved Our Lives, a drop-in poetry and spoken word program.

Special Collections

Polish and perfect your poetry

Elevate your poetry writing with practical, hands-on workshops led by our writer in residence.


Raising Confident Kids

Learn how to talk to your child about climate change in this parenting workshop. April 24, 7 pm.

Online Services

Health sciences lectures and videos

Learn from international experts about the latest advancements in cancer, immunology and other scientific fields.


Reading Challenge

A memoir by a Canadian author

Get recommended reads from staff for this Reading Challenge category.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • Find a program near you

    Concerts, crafts, book clubs, newcomer programs, storytimes and so much more. Search programs, events and workshops by topic, location and age group.

    • Digital Innovation Programs

      Register for hands-on workshops and learn how to use creative software – from 3D design to video editing.

    • Book Clubs

      Meet with fellow bibliophiles in your community. Choose from traditional, genre-focused, author-specific and book lovers clubs.

    • Child and Family Programs

      Stories, songs, puppets, rhymes, crafts and more! Join us for engaging and interactive programs for kids ages 5 and under.

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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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Donations help ensure everyone in Toronto has free and equitable access to TPL’s vital resources.

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.