Through its ongoing efforts to build and maintain richly varied collections that are broad and diverse, Toronto's Library delivers cultural resources to everyone who lives here. Toronto's Library has more than 11 million items to borrow or use. It is a challenge to maintain both the quality of, and the accessibility to these collections on a continuing basis, and to meet the demand for specialized materials.
Foundation funding enables the Library to:
Named in honour of Dr. Rita Cox, the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection features materials that focus on the Black and Caribbean historical and cultural experience.
With over 16,000 items, the Collection is recognized as one of the most comprehensive Black and Caribbean collections in Canada. It is well-used by members of the Black and Caribbean community as well as students and researchers.
The collection features materials for adults, children and teens, with an emphasis on Canadian content. These include books, audio visual materials and periodical subscriptions. Books include popular fiction, non-fiction and reference works. Subjects covered include poetry, literature, history and biography. The collection is available at convenient library locations across the city: Malvern, Maria A. Shchuka, Parkdale, and York Woods branches.
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