COVID-19 Information

Toronto Reference Library Atrium

Last updated: Nov 22, 2022

Latest updates to library services 

All library branches are offering regular services and masks are optional but strongly recommended. 

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we’ve received. 

  1. Why are masks optional?

    Toronto Public Library follows Toronto Public Health and provincial guidelines and directives on masking. Currently, we strongly recommend masking for anyone in a Toronto Public Library building, but there is no mandatory masking requirement.

  2. Will I be charged late fees if I return my item late? 

    Good news! We’re happy to announce that Toronto Public Library will permanently end late fines for everyone, which will remove a barrier to access and make the library more welcoming to all Torontonians.

  3. Can I pick up holds for my family or friends? Can someone else pick up my hold(s) for me?

    Yes. If you are picking up holds on behalf of other people, you will need to bring their library card(s).

  4. Can I drop off book donations?

    Yes, we are accepting donations. Please review donation guidelines for further details.

Additional questions?

If you have any questions about your account or how to access our digital resources, please contact us. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

What we're doing to keep you and our staff safe

Toronto Public Library follows directives and guidelines from Toronto Public Health and the provincial government. Masking is strongly recommended for anyone in Toronto Public Library buildings.

COVID-19 resources

We encourage you to stay informed about COVID-19 by referring to credible sources of information such as our COVID-19 Information Guide and the City of Toronto's COVID-19 website.

Page update details: Nov 22 to update info on masking.