Service Update

All library branches will be closed on Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1 for Civic Holiday. More about holiday hours

So long, late fines. Hello, library!

We’re happy to announce that we have permanently ended late fines for everyone, which will remove a barrier to access and make the library more welcoming to all Torontonians.

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Join the TD Summer Reading Club

Sign up in person or online, read anywhere and anything, earn stickers and badges, and so much more.

Online Services

Digital Magazines

Enjoy magazines on any device. Perfect for every summer vacation.


Truth and Reconciliation

Want to learn more about Truth and Reconciliation? Check out this resource list for all ages.


2022 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

Congratulations to all the authors! Check out the books and place your holds.

Special Collections

Phone wallpapers of old Toronto

Download 20 backgrounds for your phone based on images in our archives.

Special Collections

A Short History of The Little Mermaid

Learn about the original fairy tale and retellings in our research collection of children's books.


12 Books for Curious Kids

Why do we dream? What keeps stars from falling from the sky? Inspire wonder and find the answers.


Popular Science

8 fascinating science books that will make you see the world in a different way.


Arts & Culture

Caribbean Carnival is back!

Celebrate the return of Toronto Caribbean Carnival with our reading list on many great African-Caribbean reads and books for children to enjoy this carnival season.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming online programs

  • Summer Wonder

    Keep your child reading, discovering and exploring all summer long with fun programs and activities.

    • Natasha Pulley: The Half Life of Valery K

      Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: Online

      From Natasha Pulley, bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Kingdoms , comes an epic Cold War novel set in a mysterious town in Soviet Russia. Based on real events in a surreal Soviet cit...

    • Critter Dipping: Dive Into the World of Water Crawlies

      Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      Location: Online

      Wetlands are full of life even if you can't see them. Explore the world of "creepy crawlies" (which are more wonderful than creepy) and learn about the invertebrate life cycle. Presented by Ducks Unlimited Canada,...

    • The History of Emancipation Day in Canada

      Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Online

      On March 24, 2021, Canada's House of Commons voted unanimously to officially designate August 1 Emancipation Day, the anniversary of when Britain's Parliament abolished slavery in the British Empire in 1834. On this day, Can...

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Digital Archive Ontario

Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

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Toronto Public Library is situated on Indigenous land and Dish with One Spoon territory. This is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Toronto Public Library gratefully acknowledges these Indigenous Nations for their guardianship of this land. More information.