Book a Research Appointment

Book a Research Appointment at the Toronto Reference Library, North York Central Library, or one of TPL's Special Collections locations for:

  • help with accessing materials
  • assistance with in-depth research
  • ensuring materials are available for review when you visit
  • ensuring there is capacity at the location for your visit

Appointments can also be made by calling Answerline at 416-397-5981, or contacting the specific department in person or by phone.

Complete this form with as much detail as you can and a librarian will contact you to review your needs and set up a research appointment and/or prepare materials for your visit.

Normally research appointments will be up to 2 hours in length.

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