Toronto Public Library Nov 25th Updates

TPL branches are now open after a brief closure to prepare our spaces and services for the new restrictions imposed by the province as Toronto entered Grey-Lockdown earlier this week. For everyone’s safety, in-person services are limited and modified. Find out what’s available, what’s not, and how to prepare for a visit at

Available in person

  • Place holds on materials online and over the phone and pick them up at open library branches. Appointments are not required.
  • Return your library materials at most branch drop boxes.
  • Sign up for a library card.
  • Reserve a computer at most library branches.
  • Bookmobile service and Home Library Service are available with limited contactless service.

Available online

  • Join our online events for all ages, from storytimes for kids to author interviews and more. 
  • Use a variety of our online services – from ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies and music, to research and learning tools.
  • Register online for a Digital Access Card to use our digital resources and services.

Suspended services

  • Use of library space is limited to the holds pick-up and computer workstation areas. Washrooms are also available for use. Other areas of the branch are not accessible.
  • Research Appointments and services at our Digital Innovation Hubs, Fabrication Studio, Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library are unavailable at this time.

How to prepare for a visit

The health and safety of our staff and our customers is our top priority. Before coming to our branches, please make sure you review the health and safety protocols.

If you have any questions about your account or available library services, please contact our Answerline team or call your branch for customer support.