Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Reference Library Exterior

Service Update

The Toronto Star Newspaper Room is closed until further notice. Visit the 4th floor service desk or contact Answerline at 416-397-5981 or for help locating specific titles or alternate sources. Canadian daily newspapers are available on the 4th floor for one week following their publication date. 

Kurzweil 1000 is not available and Kurzweil 3000 has limited functionality because the scanner is out of order. We are working to restore service.

The TTY is out of order. We are working to restore service.

789 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON  M4W 2G8

Phone: 416-395-5577


Monday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

General Inquiries

To speak directly with staff at Toronto Reference Library Branch during branch hours, please call the number listed above.

For general questions about Toronto Public Library, your account, and quick reference help, email Answerline using the link below.

Email Answerline

Directions, TTC & Parking

View on map
Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Bloor Street. Located one block north of Bloor Street on the east side of Yonge Street.

Public Transit

TTC subway station Yonge. Walk to library north on Yonge Street.


Paid - parking lots on Asquith Ave and Church Street.

Toronto Reference Library Exterior

Upcoming Programs

Featured Programs

Thu, Jun 01

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enterprise TO: Small Business 1-on-1 Consultation

Book a free, 30-minute consultation with an Enterprise Toronto small business advisor. An advisor from Enterpr...

Fri, Jun 02

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Intro to 3D Printing

Staff members show participants how to use the 3D printer at the Digital Innovation Hub - including: * How to p...

Sat, Jun 03

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artist Circle: Charmaine Lurch

Join Charmaine Lurch, an interdisciplinary visual artist, in a pairing of science and art through the making of pollen gra...

Regular Programs

Thu, Jun 01

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gothic Book Club

Join us in exploring the sublime, mysterious, and terrifying abodes of literature with TPL's Gothic Book club! Gothic Book...

Tue, Jun 06

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle

Are you ready to apply for Canadian Citizenship or have you already sent your application? Study for your test with the he...

Tue, Jun 06

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Post No Bills Gallery Tour

Join us for a free guided tour of our current exhibition Post No Bills: Toronto Street Posters from the 1950s to 1990s. Fo...