Toronto Reference Library

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Service Update

Parts of the Toronto Star Newspaper Room (TSNR) microfilm collection are unavailable until further notice. To check title availability before visiting, please call the TSNR Service Desk during Library open hours at 416-393-7075.

789 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON  M4W 2G8

Phone: 416-395-5577


Monday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

General Inquiries

To speak directly with staff at Toronto Reference Library Branch during branch hours, please call the number listed above.

For general questions about Toronto Public Library, your account, and quick reference help, email Answerline using the link below.

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Directions, TTC & Parking

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Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Bloor Street. Located one block north of Bloor Street on the east side of Yonge Street.

Public Transit

TTC subway station Yonge. Walk to library north on Yonge Street.


Paid - parking lots on Asquith Ave and Church Street.

Toronto Reference Library Exterior

Upcoming Programs

Featured Programs

Tue, Jul 05

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Word Basics Part 1

This class is an in-person class. An introductory class on Microsoft Word 2013 for absolute beginners. In this...

Thu, Jul 07

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toronto in Literature Book Club

Join us each month as we meet in person to discuss literature set in Toronto. See our city in a new light through stories...

Thu, Jul 07

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Excel Basics Part 1: Create a Simple Spreadsheet

This class is an in-person class. An introductory class on Microsoft Excel 2013 for absolute beginners with little or no E...

Regular Programs

Thu, Jul 14

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Films on a summer evening

The Arts department of the Toronto reference library presents films from around the world. June 23 - Bor...

Mon, Jul 18

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dystopia Nonfiction Book Club

Join us for a lively discussion. We read and talk about topical nonfiction books on how our world is being shaped negative...