Welcome to Our Friends from Syria
Welcome Ahlan wasahlan أهلا وسهلا Roj baş
A very warm welcome to our newest Torontonians soon to arrive from Syria. On behalf of all of us at Toronto Public Library, we look forward to meeting you and your family soon!
Toronto Public Library is a welcoming place in your neighbourhood that offers many services, resources, collections, and programs, all FREE.
Libraries can help you get settled:
- Meet with a settlement worker who can help you find a job, get a driver’s license and much more
- Attend classes to learn and practice English
- Download a range of electronic resources for adults and children including English as a Second Language materials
Libraries are a great place to visit to:
- Talk with library staff in 100 branches. We welcome your questions and look forward to assisting you. We have access to language interpreters.
- Get a library card. It’s free. All you need is 2 pieces of identification, one with your name and address
- Borrow books, movies, and more either in person at a branch or online. Library materials are available in 40 languages including Arabic and Kurdish. Most branches have an ESL collection.
- Meet new people and make new connections in your community
Libraries have many things that you can do:
- Come to our programs on a variety of topics, including how to start a small business, storytimes for children, and job search
- Use a computer with Internet access, word processing and many databases. Available at all 100 library branches.
- Connect to free wifi at all library branches
See you Soon! Narakom qareeban نراكم قريبا