Welcome back to the new York Woods Branch

photo of York Woods Branch exterior

After an extensive renovation, York Woods Branch has reopened to the public on Monday, July 17. Situated in the heart of the Jane and Finch community and serving more than 55,000 residents, this district library plays a vital role in providing services that extend far beyond the traditional library lending model.

There's a lot to discover at this freshly revitalized branch, including an early literacy centre just for kids, an expanded musical instrument lending library, a state-of-the-art digital innovation hub, a fully-equipped youth hub and additional seating and study spaces. No matter how you use the library, there's something for everyone at York Woods Branch.

Inviting and well-equipped public spaces like this library help build resilience, success and well-being for the local community and beyond.

Official reopening day

We look forward to welcoming you the official York Woods Branch reopening on Saturday, July 29. Open house activities start at 10 am. See you then!

Virtual tour

Can't make it in person? Watch this YouTube video to discover the library’s renovated and revitalized spaces.

New features

Early literacy centre for kids

Two freestanding pieces of the KidsStop early literacy installation.

Learn through play is the name of the game in this literacy-rich, tactile environment. This music-inspired space nods to the branch's musical instrument lending library and the neighbourhood's strong musical legacy.

Youth hub

Room with colourful mural, tables, seating and kitchenette.

This teen-friendly space is TPL's first purpose-built youth hub with a kitchenette, adaptable furniture, access to laptop lending and full-colour printing.

Digital innovation hub

Two macs with purple screens on a two white desks with chairs.

A learning and creation space, the digital innovation hub features computers equipped with professional software, 3D printers, audio and video production tools, Arduinos and a recording studio.

New musical instrument lending library

Musical instruments on display.

Borrow guitars, violins, bongos, keyboards and more for free with a valid library card.

More seating and study spaces

Two study rooms, room on the left has two chairs.

Sit quietly with a good book or work with others on a team project. Whatever your focus, take advantage of additional seating spaces and bookable study rooms.

For further details about York Woods Branch’s renovation, read our news release: Revitalized York Woods library reopens in Jane and Finch community, showcasing new services and innovative features