New Year, New Start! Start your 2020 with Toronto Public Library

January 16, 2020 | Liana

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Did you know that Toronto Public Library is the largest library system in North America? With its 100 branches, it offers various programs and services for all ages.

Here is what your Library can offer:

Adult Literacy Services

The Adult Literacy Program offers free one-on-one tutoring to English-speaking adults in basic reading, writing and math. Watch our video and check out our Adult Literacy Collection. Call us at 416-395-5555 or find out more about the hours and locations online.


Borrow Materials

Borrow books, music, movies and more. Toronto Public Library has a large collection of fiction and nonfiction. Are you a fan of mystery, romance, graphic books or science fiction? Do you enjoy reading about history or biographies? Are you studying business and personal finance? Are you interested in cooking or health and wellness? Do you prefer Audiobook CDs, eBooks, eAudiobooks? How about music CDs? Enjoy finding the right materials for you and your family. Toronto Public Library has something special for everyone!

Can't find a book you want at your local branch? Place a hold and reserve materials you need. We will send the requested items to your library branch for pick up.

Don’t have time to visit a library branch? You can download eBooks, digital magazines and newspapers, movies and music online and listen or read on a computer, tablet or mobile device.


Need help with your reports, essays and other school and work projects? Check out our homework help resources and programs or use research databases to access articles, business directories, and practice tests.




Check out our Dial-a-Story service available in 16 languages! Listen to a story by phone any time of day for FREE by calling the library's Dial-A-Story service at 416-395-5400. 


Digital Innovation Hubs

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Access cutting-edge technology and training at our Digital Innovation Hubs.

Use computer workstations with creation and design software like Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and much more. Find out more about the software we have.

Attend free hands-on classes on different pieces of technology and software for a wide range of ages and interests.

Print and design objects with our 3D printers and software.

Use our recording studios to create a podcast, record a song, shoot a commercial or work on a video for school.


Home Library Service

Home library services

Interested in Borrowing materials, but cannot come to the Library due to age, illness or disability? Home Library Services is here to help! We can help you with monthly delivery up to 20 items free of charge. Tell us about your reading interests and which day of the month your deliveries you would like us to send and enjoy. Call us at 416-395-5557 to verify your eligibility and for more details.


Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program

The Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program and Settlement Workers provide in person one-on-one assistance to help newcomers with their settlement issues. Come to the library to meet with a settlement worker who can help you get started in Toronto and Canada. Find out more details about our program hours and locations.


Museum + Arts Pass

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Enjoy free admission to Toronto museum and cultural attractions! Sign out a MAP Pass with your adult library card and you and your family can get free admission to many Toronto museums and other cultural attractions.

Some passes for some venues are available only through a limited number of library branches. Contact your branch of visit our MAP webpage for full details.



Toronto Public Library has various programs to offer: storytimes, computer classes, career and job search, author events and more.  Enjoy finding the right program for you and your loved ones. You can even browse our programs by location!


Toronto Public Library Website and Services in your Native Language

Toronto Public Library in your native language

Learn more about the services Toronto Public Library offers in your native language.

Interested in browsing Toronto Public Library website, but are having some difficulty reading the content in English? Not a problem anymore. Now you can access the Toronto Public Library website in your native language using Google Translate. Despite the fact that the automatic machine translation has its limitations, it can help you understand the general content of the website. 


Get your Library Card Today

So why wait? Start your New Year off right by getting a Toronto Public Library card and visiting us at any one of our 100 locations!