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Thu Mar 31, 2022

Toronto Public Library Ends Late Fines for All

Today, Mayor John Tory announced that Toronto Public Library (TPL) is eliminating late fines for everyone, removing a barrier to access and making the library more welcoming to all Torontonians. 

Tue Jan 04, 2022

Temporarily closure of 44 branches

TPL will temporarily close 44 branches as of Monday, January 10 due to COVID-19 related staffing shortages. Fifty-two of TPL’s largest and most-used library branches will remain open and staff from closed locations will be reassigned to these branches.

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