2015 was a landmark year for Toronto Public Library, with the highest overall usage since 1998 and the opening of our 100th branch, Scarborough Civic Centre.

The accomplishments outlined in this annual report showcase our strategic focus on digital and technology-based services, as well as literary and information-based programs for all ages. We are a world leader in electronic content usage with a 26% increase in e-circulation in 2015. Virtual visits surpassed 31 million. Branches reported the highest number of in-branch computer sessions since 2001, and wireless sessions increased by 39%. More than 925,000 people attended library programs across the city.

Significant accomplishments are highlighted in the four priority areas outlined in the strategic plan:

Foster literacy and a love of reading.
Support lifelong learning.
Position Toronto to succeed in a global knowledge economy.
Provide responsive service efficiently and effectively.

2015 Performance Measures (PDF)

2015 Financials

2015 Keys Facts