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Toronto has entered the Grey-Lockdown category of the Province's COVID-19 response framework. Our services have been modified to align with the regulations. Please check our information page for available library services and updates.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we've received:

  • Library branches that are open have regular operational hours but there is no Sunday service. Before coming to our branches, please make sure you review the health and safety protocols.
  • You can pick up your holds without an appointment.
  • You can return your library materials at most branch drop boxes.
  • When items are returned they are first quarantined and then checked back into our system, so items will remain on your account for at least 6-8 days before we are able to process them.
  • No fines will be charged until library branches are fully open.
  • If you don’t have a library card, you can sign up for a Digital Access Card to get immediate access to TPL’s digital resources and services.

Contacting the library

If you don't see the answer to your question on our information page, please contact our Answerline team.