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. If you live in Toronto and are 13 years or older, you can sign up online for a Digital Access Card to use our digital resources and services only.

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.

What if I want to listen to eAudiobooks?

We have those too! 

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, or live on a First Nations reserve in Ontario, 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 416-397-5981 or [email protected].

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November 10, 2022 edits: Added information about the Digital Access Card. Updated Answerline phone number. Added information about eAudiobooks. Added library card eligibility for anyone living on a First Nations reserve in Ontario. Removed details about our new logo, which was introduced in 2019. Updated Wi-Fi service link to the TTC website.