Toronto Public Library welcomes commercial and non-commercial production agencies and public broadcasting institutions creating educational and public interest programs on its premises.

Toronto Public Library allows amateur photography and videotaping on library premises with permission.

Toronto Public Library supports the film and television industry in Toronto by allowing filming and photography on its premises provided there is no disruption of library service or cost to the library and that the library's image and reputation are preserved.

This protocol does not apply to news and public affairs coverage of library events, activities and personalities.


Library staff and customers may not be filmed or photographed without their permission.

Applicants must give at least five business days' notice of their intent and along with Toronto Public Library's Application to Film or Photograph (PDF), also provide:

Applicants must adhere to Toronto Public Library's Rules of Conduct and Location Filming/Photographing Permit Guidelines (below), and acknowledge Toronto Public Library in the credits.

Toronto Public Library retains the right to refuse any request for filming/photographing on its premises.

All requests for filming and photography in Toronto Public Library facilities must be approved in advance by the Communications, Programming & Customer Engagement Department.

Location Filming/Photographing Permit Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all Toronto Public Library locations: