Toronto Reference Library

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Service Update

September 30: Special Collections will be closing at 6 pm this evening.

Parts of the Toronto Star Newspaper Room (TSNR) microfilm collection are unavailable until further notice. To check title availability before visiting during opening hours, please call Answerline at 416-397-5981.

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

Fri, Sep 30

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Excel Basics Part 2: Do More With Your Data

Build on your basic Microsoft Excel 2013 skills and learn to use Excel data effectively. In this second session...

Fri, Sep 30

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Introduction to the Toronto Zine Library

Join us on Friday, September 30th for an introduction to the Toronto Zine Library. Discover and learn about the collection...

Sat, Oct 01

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Canzine Festival

Canzine, Canada's largest festival of zines and independent print culture, is back and in-person! Canzine feat...

Regular Programs

Fri, Sep 30

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Mythology Reading and Art Group : Ovid's Metamorphoses

The Toronto Reference Library's Mythology reading group meets once a week to read classic texts aloud, beginning with the...

Thu, Oct 06

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guided Tour: Block by Block

Join a free guided tour of the TD Gallery's current exhibition Block by Block - Stories of migration, life, and change in...

Thu, Oct 13

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An Evening at the Cinema: Director Mini-Retrospectives

Pairings of films by great film Directors past and present. Thursday, September 1 - A woman under the influence...