The Personal Care Bank Initiative

The Personal Care Bank (TPCB) and Toronto Public Library have partnered to provide access to free personal care products to people who may face challenges in purchasing them.

Cabinets containing these products are installed outside of select branches and can be accessed 24/7. The products are available while quantities last.

Participating branches

For more information, please call or visit one of our participating branches. You can also contact Answerline by calling 416-397-5981 or emailing

More on the cabinets

TPCB works with local volunteers to replenish the cabinets with personal care products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc. The service runs on a 'by community, for community' philosophy and local community members are welcome to help stock the cabinets with products.

Meet our partner