Best Bets

As of March 5, Best Bets can no longer be renewed. We are introducing this change to improve access to these popular, in-demand books.

Best Bets are copies of popular, high-demand adult fiction and nonfiction books. They are available for browsing in library branches. You can't place holds on them.

Where to find Best Bets

The following branches have Best Bets collections:

How to tell if a copy of a book is a Best Bet

Most branches have a separate section or display for their Best Bets collection. The label on the spine will tell you if a book is a Best Bets copy.

You can also see whether a book is a Best Bets copy in the Checkouts section of your account.

Borrowing rules

If I borrow a Best Bets copy, how long can I keep it?

Best Bets can be borrowed for 21 days.

Can I renew Best Bets?

No, Best Bets cannot be renewed.

Do I have to return a Best Bet to the branch where I borrowed it?

No, you can return Best Bets to any Toronto Public Library branch.

What happens if I check out a Best Bets copy of a book I have on hold?

Checking out a Best Bets copy of a book that you have on hold will cancel your hold.

What are the fines for Best Bets?

Overdue fines are the same for all materials, including Best Bets.