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...

Our Unequivocal Support for Asian Communities and Recommended Reading

March 25, 2021 | Media Relations

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It has been made painfully clear that anti-Asian racism is on the rise in the wake of the tragic events in Atlanta, as well as the large number of anti-Asian attacks in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m condemning these...

Toronto Public Library to Go Fine-Free for Kids

March 2, 2021 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) is eliminating children’s overdue fines in a move to remove barriers to library access, especially for those who need it most. Late fines have a disproportionate impact on racialized and low-income communities in Toronto. Five percent...

Toronto Public Library and CanAge announce strategic partnership to support Canada’s seniors

October 1, 2020 | Media Relations

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In celebration of National Seniors Day and the kick-off to National Library Month, this morning Toronto Public Library (TPL) and CanAge announced a new strategic partnership that will strengthen each organization’s ability to support and serve Canada’s seniors. The partnership...

A Message from the City Librarian on the Library’s Commitment to Ending Structural Racism and Building a More Equitable Society

June 1, 2020 | Media Relations

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Like so many of you, I am angered and saddened by the events that have transpired in the United States over the past several days. At the same time, we must recognize and acknowledge the inequities in our own communities...

Free Internet Connectivity Kits from the Library provide vital connection for some of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents

May 26, 2020 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL), in partnership with Renewed Computer Technology and with support from the Toronto Public Library Foundation, recently launched its Internet Connectivity Kit program. The initiative provides vital connections for some of our city’s most vulnerable residents by...