New Tablet? Welcome to the Library!

December 17, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Did you get a new tablet, phone, laptop or ereader recently? Are you looking for things to do with it? You're in luck! Toronto Public Library has a fantastic selection of digital books (ebooks), audiobooks, magazines, movies, music and television shows that can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets or...

Torontonians Borrowed over 8 Million Ebooks in 2020

December 14, 2020 | Wendy B.

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You've set a new record! This year, Torontonians borrowed more than 8 million ebooks. That's compared to 6.6 million in 2019. Each year for the past five years, Toronto Public Library has lent more ebooks than any other library system in the world. (Last year, Los Angeles and Wisconsin came...

Learn Online: Recently Added Courses on

November 30, 2020 | Carrie

Comments (2) is now LinkedIn Learning! LinkedIn Learning will have similar courses to those listed below. offers over 3,500 video courses on various subjects including web design, software development, photography, business skills, graphic design, audio, music, video editing and much more. Dozens of courses are added each week, so you...

Introducing our new Digital Access Card!

November 12, 2020 | TPL Staff

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Wish you had easy access to TPL’s digital collections but don’t yet have a library card? If you live in Toronto and you’re over the age of 13, you can now quickly and easily register for the new TPL Digital Access Card. With it, you get free instant access to...

Publish Yourself!

October 29, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Attention indie writers: wondering what to do with your NaNoWriMo masterpiece? Or do you have a manuscript you'd love to share with library users? You're in luck! With three library services — BiblioBoard, Pressbooks and the Indie Author Project — you have all the tools you need to format your...

Free Training Videos for Professional Skills Development

October 16, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Whether you're in school or mid-career, sometimes you're going to run into new situations where you don't know what to do. Now, we have a resource you can turn to for guidance. SAGE Video is a collection of educational videos for students and professionals in the following areas: Leadership Business...

Stream Theatre Online for Free

October 7, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Do you miss theatre? What would you give to watch Benedict Cumberbatch staggering across the stage in a loincloth and horror makeup as Frankenstein's Monster? Or Gillian Anderson swanning around in a pink kimono as Blanche Dubois? Leah Harvey and CJ Beckford in the National Theatre's Production of Small Island...

Free Music Apps from Naxos Music Library

July 27, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Image credit: Edu Grande (edgr/CC0) Does anyone else have fond memories of second-hand record stores? Flipping through crates of old vinyl, finding music you didn't even know you wanted? Naxos Music Library is the closest digital thing I've found to that sense of discovery. Naxos has been collecting, organizing and...

New Holds Policies for Shorter Wait Times

June 15, 2020 | Wendy B.

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The information in this blog post is no longer accurate. For the latest information on borrowing materials and placing holds, see the Using the Library section of our webpage. Now that the library's offering curbside pickup of holds, we want to make it faster and easier for you to get...

Learn Online with SAGE Video

May 19, 2020 | Carrie

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SAGE Video is an educational resource that provides access to over 3,000 streaming videos in the fields of business, management, education, social sciences, psychology, nursing and more. These videos are developed with leading academics and practitioners who are experts in their fields. Image in the public domain via Pixabay. A...