To help you navigate our services while we work to restore our website to full functionality, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions.
Additionally, you can contact us at [email protected] or 416-397-5981 for further assistance.
A meeting of the Toronto Public Library Board is scheduled for Monday, December 4, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. View the agenda, related Board reports, and information needed to join the meeting.
What's not available
- tpl.ca and online personal accounts
- Public computers
- tpl:map passes
- Some digital collections, including Cantook Station, LinkedIn Learning and O'Reilly Learning
- Placing, suspending or managing holds
- Renewing library cards (but library cards won't expire during this time)
- Self-service hours at Swansea and Todmorden Room branches
Access available online services
Books, Movies, Magazines, Music and Newspapers
- Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection
- BBC Literary Adaptations in Video
- National Theatre Collection
- Naxos Music Library (Classical)
- Naxos Music Library (Jazz)
- Naxos Music Library (World)
- OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks
- Includes the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Wall Street Journal and temporary access to the New York Times.
- The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection
- Theatre in Video
Databases, Research and eLearning
- Academic OneFile
- Biography in Context
- Britannica Library Edition
- Business Source Complete
- Canada in Context
- Canadiana Héritage
- Canadiana Online
- Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA)
- Canadian Newsstream
- Canadian Periodical Index (CPI.Q)
- CBC Corner
- Consumer Reports
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Encyclopaedia Universalis (French)
- Fold3 Library Edition
- Gale Courses
- Gale Directory Library
- Gale eBooks
- Gale Literature
- Gale OneFile: News
- Globe and Mail Historical Newspaper Archive
- HeritageQuest Online
- Mango Languages
- New users should choose Use Mango as a Guest.
- NoveList Plus
- NoveList K-8 Plus
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Select the profile icon, then "Sign in with library card."
- Enter 'Toronto Public Library' and your card number.
- Oxford Reference eBooks
- Select "Sign in with your library card", not "Sign in via your institution."
- Performance Design Archive Online
- Road to IELTS Academic
- Road to IELTS General Training
- Sage Video
- Search for "Toronto Public Library (Canada)" then select "Barcode/Library card#".
- Enter your library card number.
- Scott's Business Directories Online
- Tense Buster
- Theatre in Context Collection
- Toronto Star Historical Newspaper Archive
- Value Line
Register for upcoming Live & Online programs and watch past TPL events on demand:
- TPL Culture on Crowdcast
- TPL Programs on Crowdcast
- TPL Teens on Crowdcast
- TPL Kids on Crowdcast
- TPL Innovation on Crowdcast
- TPL on YouTube
- TPL Teens on YouTube