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Libraries lift up communities

Big or small, every gift is an investment in the health and vitality of our city.

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TPL is the world’s busiest public library system

Nearly 68% of Torontonians rely on the Library

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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 spaces – particularly during this challenging time.


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 virtual events featuring fascinating authors, story-tellers and thought-leaders.

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Shop I’m Library People

Library People believe in the core values of Toronto Public Library: equity, diversity, intellectual freedom, innovation, and inclusion for all Torontonians. If you agree, then you’re Library People too!

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TPL goes fine-free for kids

Partnership between City of Toronto and donors helped make the elimination of children’s fines possible. Thank you to lead donors the Friends of Toronto Public Library, South Chapter, and the Haynes-Connell Foundation.

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Toronto Public Library makes our city more resilient.

  • Visit The Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room

    A beautiful new space at the Toronto Reference Library made possible with the generosity of donors.


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  • Now is a great time to donate

    Give to our Summer Matching Campaign before July 31st, and we’ll DOUBLE your donation. Every gift supports TPL’s highest priority needs.

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  • Celebrate Indigenous History Month at the library

    Learn about Indigenous cultures, heritage and voices through storytelling programs and unique collections for all ages.

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  • Make a legacy gift

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

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  • Wear what you care about

    Shop for the library fan in your life. With every purchase from our I’m Library People collection, a donation is made to TPL.

  • June is Pride Month

    Visit our Yorkville branch to explore The Pride Collection – one of the largest circulating 2SLGBTQ+ collections in Canada.

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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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