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Toronto Public Library

Service: Toronto Reference Library

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-395-5577 ; Answerline: 416-393-7131
TTY Phone 416-393-7100
Fax 416-393-7083
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 -- majority of branches reopening offering regular services except MAP passes and in-person programming. Visit website for list of branches reopening and more information


Adult reference and research library with materials in over 80 languages * access to computers, Internet, printers

Services for People with Disabilities 416-393-7099, TTY 416-393-7100 -- equipment, collections, mobile library and sign language interpretation services for library programs

Digital Innovation Hub -- 3D printing, sound and video production, green screen technology * electric pianos for public use * self-publishing press * information and programs for newcomers

IntelliSearch 416-393-7241 -- customized bibliographic search service providing quick access to databases, fee

Book a Librarian -- service for personal assistance with information needs * job search programs and materials for foreign-trained professionals * language learning materials, audio lab * arts, picture and video collections

Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre -- includes the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection and the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana

event rentals space
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-8:30 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 1:30 pm-5 pm (except holiday weekends)
Areas Served Toronto
Eligibility Open to all
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English; Interpretive Services - AT&T Language Line
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
789 Yonge St
Toronto, ON
Canada M4W 2G8
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Intersection Yonge St and Bloor St E
Mailing Address 789 Yonge St 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M4W 2G8
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Community Programs ; Employment / Training ; Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading Computer and Internet Access ; Internationally Trained Professionals ; Language Instruction ; Libraries ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Public Libraries ; Refugees ; Resources for Internationally Trained Professionals
Service Categories 3D Printing ; Braille Materials/Collections ; Graphic/Digital Design Services ; Home Library Services ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Internationally Trained Skilled Workers ; Language Instruction ; Makerspaces ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries

Agency Overview

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