Toronto Reference Library

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Service Update

The Toronto Star Newspaper Room is closed until further notice. Microform collections from all departments have limited access. Please contact Answerline at 416-397-5981 or via our Contact Us page for help locating specific titles or alternate sources. Canadian daily newspapers are available on the 4th floor for one week following their publication date. 

Kurzweil 1000 is not available and Kurzweil 3000 has limited functionality because the scanner is out of order. We are working to restore service.

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.

Email Answerline

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.

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Upcoming Programs

Featured Programs

Mon, Sep 25

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HTML & CSS for Beginners

Hyper Text Markup Language, or HTML, does more than just display buttons, comments and photos of cats: HTML allows people,...

Mon, Sep 25

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

*PROGRAM IS FULL* Play Reading Circle

Join us on the last Monday of every month as we gather to read a play aloud together. September's play: Hangmen...

Tue, Sep 26

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*REGISTRATION FULL* Boost Your Confidence and Employment Success

Looking for work, or being the new employee in a workplace, can be hard on self-esteem. In this lively, participatory work...

Regular Programs

Tue, Sep 26

All Day

Fables In Yarn Exhibition by Alisa McRonald

From September 26th to October 15th, 2023, visit Alisa McRonald's 'Fables In Yarn' textile punch needle art showcase....

Tue, Sep 26

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Art from the Vault Gallery Tour

Join us for a free tour of our current exhibition Art from the Vault in the TD Gallery. The exhibit celebrates rarely-disp...

Fri, Sep 29

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday Night Monthly Film Screening: Workplaces and Labour

Join us for a monthly Friday night screening of a series of fiction and non-fiction films about workers and workplaces in...