TPL helps bridge the digital divide

Families and individuals can access free computers, Wi-Fi and data plans thanks to a donor-funded program

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Libraries lift up communities

Every donation, big or small, is an investment in the health and vitality of a world-class city.

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TPL is the world’s busiest public library system

Nearly 70% of Torontonians rely on TPL’s programs, services and spaces – both in our 100 branches and online

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Libraries matter, now more than ever.

For nearly 25 years, 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.

  • Introducing 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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  • October is Canadian Library Month!

    Now is a great time to celebrate with us and support TPL’s highest priority needs.

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  • Step Three Reopening

    Learn about TPL’s expanded in-branch services.

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  • Environmentalist in Residence

    Environmental experts like Junaid offer programs, workshops and community consultations as part of TPL’s Our Fragile Planet series.

    Upcoming programs
  • On Civil Society

    Events that explore complex issues through the lenses of democracy, the media, wellness, urbanism, equality, security and more.

    Upcoming events
  • Make a Legacy Gift to the Library

    Include the Library in your will and other estate plans.

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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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