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Libraries matter, now more than ever. 

Since 1997, the role of the Toronto Public Library Foundation has been to raise funds that help amplify and accelerate the exceptional work that TPL does. Donations have a resounding impact on those who rely on the Library’s programs, services and community spaces.


Join Literary Circle

Literary Circle members are a community of Library champions who support TPL’s highest needs. A minimum monthly donation of $125 provides you access to events featuring fascinating authors, story-tellers and thought-leaders.

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Guided by the needs of vulnerable Torontonians

In partnership with the Gerstein Crisis Centre, TPL’s new Social Services Team initiative is a free public service to customers experiencing mental health challenges, addictions, financial challenges, and homelessness or precarious housing.

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Boosting Seniors’ Digital Literacy

TPL introduces the Community Librarians for Seniors’ Initiative where staff connect with seniors at their point of need and work with community agencies to help increase digital confidence, while reducing loneliness, increasing independence and social connectedness.

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Make a legacy gift

When you include Toronto Public Library in your will or other estate plans, you ensure the Library thrives today and for generations to come.

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Toronto Public Library makes our city more resilient.

  • Double your donation to TPL till August 16th

    Our Community Campaign will raise funds to support newcomer services that assist individuals and families settling in our city. Thanks to a generous matching gift from Fidelity Canada, donations will be DOUBLED and have twice the impact.

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  • Biblio Bash raises $1,071,550 in support of TPL

    Over 400 guests came together on April 25, 2024 for Biblio Bash, presented by Fitzrovia.  Significant funds were directed to the TPL Foundation’s Newcomer Community Initiative to invest in Library programs and services that assist newcomers to Canada.

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  • Limited edition I’m Library People Mug

    Available for sale at The Spacing Store (online and in-store) as well as at Balzac’s Cafés across Ontario. Every mug sold includes a donation to Toronto Public Library. Or shop the full ILP collection with t-shirts, mugs, bags, notebooks, and more. Great gifts for the library fans in your life!

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Why Toronto Public Library?

  • Focus on Equity

    TPL is committed to helping level the playing field for all Torontonians, and will work to understand and break down barriers to access and increase inclusion so that everyone feels welcome and represented at the Library.
  • Supporting our Community

    No other public institution has the mandate and reach, physical and technical infrastructure, talent and community presence to empower Torontonians the way TPL does.
  • Access for Everyone

    There continues to be a digital divide in our city that makes access to technology and the skills to navigate and use it, challenging. For vulnerable populations who are most impacted, TPL provides equitable access that is critical for Torontonians to be successful, connected and well.

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