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In 2016, Toronto Public Library (TPL) had its busiest year of the last ten. The results reflect TPL's strategic focus on digital and technology-based services, as well as literary and information-based programs for all ages.

TPL ranked first in North America in circulation, visits, and electronic visits per capita among libraries serving populations of two million or more in 2015, the latest year available for comparative data.

Key 2016 Achievements

As described in the strategic plan expanding access. increasing opportunity. building connections, we have outlined six priorities to focus on from 2016 – 2019.

Below are key 2016 achievements in each of these areas:

1. Advancing our digital platforms

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2. Breaking down barriers to access, driving inclusion

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3. Expanding access to technology and training

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4. Establishing TPL as Toronto's centre for continuous and self-directed learning

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5. Creating community connections through cultural experiences

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6. Transforming for 21st century service excellence

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