Toronto Public Library Ends Late Fines for All

March 31, 2022 | Media Relations

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Today, Mayor John Tory announced that Toronto Public Library (TPL) is eliminating late fines for everyone, removing a barrier to access and making the library more welcoming to all Torontonians. Fines can be a significant expense for those from low-income...

TPL to Temporarily Close 44 Branches as of Monday, January 10 due to Staffing Shortages

January 4, 2022 | Media Relations

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TPL will temporarily close 44 branches as of Monday, January 10 due to COVID-19 related staffing shortages. Fifty-two of TPL’s largest and most-used library branches will remain open and staff from closed locations will be reassigned to these branches. These...

Download or print your proof of vaccination for free at any TPL branch

September 20, 2021 | Media Relations

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Note: the information on this page was updated on October 18, 2021 to reflect the new vaccine certificate with QR code now available. The Province of Ontario requires people to be fully vaccinated and show proof of their vaccination status...

Mandatory Vaccinations for TPL Employees

August 19, 2021 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy for staff with the goal of protecting employees and the people we serve. TPL’s approach is aligned with the City of Toronto’s policy. The health and safety of our staff...

A message from the TPL Board on our commitment to Truth & Reconciliation and advancing equity and inclusion

June 23, 2021 | Media Relations

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The following statement was read by TPL’s City Librarian, Vickery Bowles, on behalf of the TPL Board at the Toronto Public Board meeting on June 22, 2021: This has been an incredibly difficult time, as we continue to grapple with...

Connecting seniors to vaccine information

April 20, 2021 | Media Relations

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As part the City of Toronto’s ongoing effort to ensure residents have the information they need to register for vaccines, TPL has mobilized its staff to reach out to seniors to make sure they are aware of how to register...