Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library (Bibliothèque publique de Toronto) is the busiest urban public library system in the world. Established as the library of the Mechanics’ Institute in 1830, the Toronto Public Library now consists of 100 branch libraries and has over 12 million items in its collection.

Toronto Public Library Key Facts

  • Toronto Public Library is one of the world’s busiest library systems
  • We had more than 17.5 million visits to our 100 branches
  • 70% of Torontonians use Toronto Public Library
  • 972,213 people are registered Toronto Public Library cardholders
  • Collections are comprised of over 10.6 million items including books, CDs, DVDs and eBooks, with 40 languages represented in library materials
  • Torontonians borrowed library materials over 30.5 million times
  • Circulation of digital content surpassed 7 million
  • There were over 29.4 million visits to
  • There were 5 million wireless sessions in library branches
  • More than 1 million participants attended 46,533 library programs
  • The Sun Life Museum + Arts Passes (MAP) were circulated 88,521 times
  • Over 198,000 people registered for a library card
  • 7.8 million holds were placed at our 100 branches and through the website
  • There were over 337,800 items borrowed through our Home Library Service

If you live, work or go to school in Toronto, the public library is free to join and use. You can take out books, movies, and CDs, download ebooks, e-audiobooks and use our wide ranging e-resources. You can attend programs at all library locations. Programs include storytimes, author readings, discussion panels, art workshops and more.

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Branches of Toronto Public Library

Agincourt Library

  • 155 Bonis Avenue, Toronto, ON  M1T 3W6

Albert Campbell Library

  • 496 Birchmount Road, Toronto, ON  M1K 1N8

Albion Library

  • 1515 Albion Road, Toronto, ON  M9V 1B2

Alderwood Library

  • 2 Orianna Drive, Toronto, ON  M8W 4Y1

Amesbury Park Library

  • 1565 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON  M6L 1A8

Annette Street Library

  • 145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON  M6P 1P3

Armour Heights Library

  • 2140 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON  M5M 4M7

Barbara Frum Library

  • 20 Covington Road, Toronto, ON  M6A 3C1

Bayview Library

  • Bayview Village Shopping Centre 123A-2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON  M2K 1E6

Beaches Library

  • 2161 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON  M4L 1J1

Bendale Library

  • 1515 Danforth Road, Toronto, ON  M1J 1H5

Black Creek Library

  • North York Sheridan Mall 1700 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON  M3L 1B2

Bloor/Gladstone Library

  • 1101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON  M6H 1M7

Brentwood Library

  • 36 Brentwood Road North, Toronto, ON  M8X 2B5

Bridlewood Library

  • Bridlewood Mall, lower level 157A-2900 Warden Avenue, Toronto, ON  M1W 2S8

Brookbanks Library

  • 210 Brookbanks Drive, Toronto, ON  M3A 2T8

Burrows Hall Library

  • 1081 Progress Avenue, Toronto, ON  M1B 5Z6

Cedarbrae Library

  • 545 Markham Road, Toronto, ON  M1H 2A1

Centennial Library

  • 578 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON  M2R 1N7

City Hall Library

  • Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON  M5H 2N3

Cliffcrest Library

3017 Kingston Road

Toronto, ON  M1M 1P1

College/Shaw Library

  • 766 College Street, Toronto, ON  M6G 1C4

Danforth/Coxwell Library

  • 1675 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4C 5P2

Davenport Library

  • 1246 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON  M6G 3P1

Dawes Road Library

  • 416 Dawes Road, Toronto, ON  M4B 2E8

Deer Park Library

  • 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9

Don Mills Library

  • 888 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON  M3C 1P6

Downsview Library

  • 2793 Keele Street, Toronto, ON  M3M 2G3

Dufferin/St. Clair Library

  • 1625 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON  M6H 3L9

Eatonville Library

  • 430 Burnhamthorpe Road, Toronto, ON  M9B 2B1

Eglinton Square Library

  • Eglinton Square Shopping Centre 1 Eglinton Square, Unit 126 Toronto, ON  M1L 2K1

Elmbrook Park Library

  • 2 Elmbrook Crescent,Toronto, ON  M9C 5B4

Evelyn Gregory Library

  • 120 Trowell Avenue, Toronto, ON  M6M 1L7

Fairview Library

  • 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON  M2J 4S4

Flemingdon Park Library

  • 29 St. Dennis Drive, Toronto, ON  M3C 3J3

Forest Hill Library

  • 700 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9

Fort York Library

  • 190 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, ON  M5V 0E7

Gerrard/Ashdale Library

  • 1432 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON  M4L 1Z6

Goldhawk Park Library

  • 295 Alton Towers Circle, Toronto, ON  M1V 4P1

Guildwood Library

  • Guildwood Plaza 123 Guildwood Parkway, Toronto, ON  M1E 4V2

High Park Library

  • 228 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON  M6R 2L7

Highland Creek Library

  • 3550 Ellesmere Road, Toronto, ON  M1C 3Z2

Hillcrest Library

  • 5801 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON  M2H 1J8

Humber Bay Library

  • 200 Park Lawn Road, Toronto, ON  M8Y 3J1

Humber Summit Library

  • 2990 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON  M9L 2K6

Humberwood Library

  • 850 Humberwood Boulevard, Toronto, ON  M9W 7A6

Jane/Dundas Library

  • 620 Jane Street, Toronto, ON  M6S 4A6

Jane/Sheppard Library

  • 1906 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, ON  M3L 1Y7

Jones Library

  • 118 Jones Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4M 2Z9

Kennedy/Eglinton Library

  • Liberty Square Plaza 2380 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON  M1K 2P3

Leaside Library

  • 165 McRae Drive, Toronto, ON  M4G 1S8

Lillian H. Smith Library

  • 239 College Street,Toronto, ON  M5T 1R5

Locke Library

  • 3083 Yonge Street Toronto, ON  M4N 2K7

Long Branch Library

  • 3500 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON  M8W 1N6

Main Street Library

  • 137 Main Street, Toronto, ON  M4E 2V9

Malvern Library

  • 30 Sewells Road, Toronto, ON  M1B 3G5

Maria A. Shchuka Library

  • 1745 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON  M6E 2H4

Maryvale Library

  • Parkway Mall 85 Ellesmere Road, Unit 16, Toronto, ON  M1R 4B9

McGregor Park Library

  • 2219 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON  M1P 2P5

Mimico Centennial Library

  • 47 Station Road, Toronto, ON  M8V 2R1

Morningside Library

  • 4279 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON  M1E 2S8

Mount Dennis Library

  • 1123 Weston Road, Toronto, ON  M6N 3S3

Mount Pleasant Library

  • 599 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON  M4S 2M5

New Toronto Library

  • 110 Eleventh Street, Toronto, ON  M8V 3G5

North York Central Library

  • 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON  M2N 5N9

Northern District Library

  • 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Toronto, ON  M4R 1B9

Northern Elms Library

  • 123B Rexdale Boulevard, Unit 5 Toronto, ON  M9W 1P1

Oakwood Village Library & Arts Centre

  • 341 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, ON  M6E 2W1

Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books

  • Located on the 4th floor of Lillian H. Smith branch. 239 College Street, Toronto, ON  M5T 1R5

Palmerston Library

  • 560 Palmerston Avenue,Toronto, ON  M6G 2P7

Pape/Danforth Library

  • 701 Pape Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4K 3S6

Parkdale Library

  • 1303 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON  M6K 1L6

Parliament Street Library

  • 269 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON  M5A 2G3

Perth/Dupont Library

  • 1589 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON  M6P 3S5

Pleasant View Library

  • 575 Van Horne Avenue, Toronto, ON  M2J 4S8

Port Union Library

  • 5450 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON  M1C 3B2

Queen/Saulter Library

  • 765 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON  M4M 1H3

Rexdale Library

  • 2243 Kipling Avenue, Toronto, ON  M9W 4L5

Richview Library

  • 1806 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON  M9P 3N3

Riverdale Library

  • 370 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4K 2M8

Runnymede Library

  • 2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON  M6S 1M8

S. Walter Stewart Library

  • 170 Memorial Park Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4J 2K5

Sanderson Library

  • 327 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON  M5T 1J1

Scarborough Civic Centre Library

  • 156 Borough Drive, Toronto, ON  M1P 4N7

Spadina Road Library

  • 10 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON  M5R 2S7

St. Clair/Silverthorn Library

  • 1748 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON  M6N 1J3

St. James Town Library

  • 495 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON  M4X 1K

St. Lawrence Library

  • 171 Front Street East, Toronto, ON  M5A 4H3

Steeles Library

  • Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza C107-375 Bamburgh Circle,Toronto, ON  M1W 3Y1

Swansea Memorial Library

  • 95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto, ON  M6S 3H9

Taylor Memorial Library

  • 1440 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON  M1N 1R3

Thorncliffe Library

  • 48 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto, ON  M4H 1J7

Todmorden Room Library

  • 1081 ½ Pape Avenue (at Torrens) Toronto, ON  M4K 3W6

Toronto Reference Library

  • 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON  M4W 2G8

Victoria Village Library

  • 184 Sloane Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4A 2C4

Weston Library

  • 2 King Street, Toronto, ON  M9N 1K9

Woodside Square Library

  • Woodside Square Mall 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Toronto, ON  M1V 1V2

Woodview Park Library

  • 16 Bradstock Road, Toronto, ON  M9M 1M8

Yorkville Library

  • 22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4W 1L4

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