TTC Reads FAQ

Have questions about our TTC Reads campaign? We have answers!

Do I need a library card to access to read the book samples?

You don’t need a library card to sample any – or all – of the book samples. But if you want to access the full book, you’ll need a library card and the Libby or Overdrive app. Drop into any one of our 100 branches to get a card. Search our map for the closest branch to you. Remember to bring suitable ID with you.

What is the Libby app?

Libby is the one-tap reading app from your library. It’s free. You can download it from the Apple Store and Google Play. The Libby app lets you access the same books as the Overdrive app — it’s just a newer, easier-to-use app.

I don’t live in Toronto. Can I still get a library card?

Yes! If you work, go to school or own property in Toronto, you can still get a Toronto Public Library card.

How do I access TTC Reads if I am on the subway?

Free Wi-Fi service is available in all TTC stations through TCONNECT.

I’m having technical issues. What’s wrong?

Most issues should be fixed by refreshing the webpage. If you still are having issues, contact Answerline at 416-393-7131 or answerline@tpl.ca.

I noticed the library has a new logo. Why did you change it?

As the city is changing, people’s needs are changing. And the library has been changing, too. Our fresh new look signals that transformation. Also, our old logo was difficult to use in digital applications, like on our website and social media. So we needed something with more flexibility. For more information about our evolution and how we got here, visit tpl.ca/activate

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