The Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room Writers' Suite

Space to create at Toronto Reference Library

The Writers's Room photo Workspace in the Writers’ Suite.

The Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room Writers’ Suite offers a quiet place for writers to work with ready access to the Toronto Reference Library collections and to librarians for research support. Use of the Writers’ Suite requires an application and depends on availability.

Location and Hours

The Writers’ Suite is located on the 4th floor at Toronto Reference Library, in The Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room.

It is available whenever the library is open.

About the Space

The Writers’ Suite can be used by writers, published or unpublished.

Writers must apply to use the space and need to have a valid TPL library card.

The Writers’ Suite consists of a room with four individual work spaces.

Power outlets and access to wireless internet are available.

Application Process

Admission to the Writers’ Suite is for a period of six months — January to June, or July to December.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, and a new application is required for each six-month residency period.

Applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of application. If accepted, applicants will be provided with more information about the facility and guidelines for use.

Please complete and save this application form (PDF) and email it to the TRL Languages & Literature Department at If preferred, a print application is available at the Languages & Literature department on the 4th floor of Toronto Reference Library.

Work spaces may be booked for up to 4 hours per day through the Languages & Literature Information Desk (416-393-7085).