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About TPL

Toronto Public Library is the busiest urban public library system in the world. Every year, we have millions of users visiting our branches and taking advantage of our online services.

We empower Torontonians to thrive in the digital age and global knowledge economy. With expanded access to technology, lifelong learning and diverse cultural and leisure experiences, Torontonians have increased opportunities for growth and success, as well as stronger connections to each other and their communities.

To learn about Toronto Public Library's internal structure, please see our organizational charts (PDF)

Key Facts 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to significantly impact library services in 2021. In the first half of the year, branches were closed for 19 weeks, as mandated by the Province.