Resources for Teachers & Parents

Boy using the library’s computer to do his homework

We have books, homework help and online tools to support students of all ages and their teachers, parents and caregivers.

Homework help

Books & more

Reading lists

Français | French

Online activities

English as a second language

Accessible collections

Getting your library card

Many of our resources require a library card. Anyone living, working or studying in Toronto can get a library card.

To get a full-service library card, you will need to visit an open library branch with valid and current name and address identification.

Toronto residents who are 13 years or older who wish to use our digital resources and services only can sign up online for a Digital Access Card.

Toronto Public Library has permanently ended late fines for everyone, removing a barrier to access and making the library more welcoming to all Torontonians. All unpaid late fines on customer accounts were also cleared on April 18, 2022. Learn more at

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Class visits

We offer visits to classrooms and virtual classrooms. When contacting us, please include:

  • your name
  • the grade you teach and
  • the name of the school you teach at

For Kindergarten to Grade 6, contact your school’s local branch. Virtual Elementary Schools can email

For Grades 7 to 12, email

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