What it means to be Library People 

Library People believe in the core values of Toronto Public Library: equity, diversity, intellectual freedom, innovation, inclusion, integrity, accountability and quality service for all Torontonians. If you agree, then you are Library People too.


Join the conversation! #ImLibraryPeople

New Merch Alert!

For a limited time only, this I’m Library People mug will be available for sale at Balzac’s Cafés across Ontario. Each mug includes a $2 donation directed to the highest priority needs at Toronto Public Library.

On sale starting in October. While quantities last.




Shop and Support

T-shirts, bags, notebooks, puzzles and more make the perfect gift for the library fan in your life. Partial proceeds from every items sold benefits Toronto Public Library.

Buy merchandise from our retail partner, The Spacing Store, located at 401 Richmond Street West, in downtown Toronto.


I’m Library People Collection

  • Puzzle


    This 200 piece puzzle features all 100 TPL branches and is a fun activity for the entire family.

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  • Adult Tee


    This super soft (and stylish!) I’m Library People Tee makes a perfect gift for the library lover in your life.

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  • Tote Bag


    Made of sturdy cotton canvas with a contrasting black band, this is the book haul bag you need.

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  • Mini Tote


    Small laminated and water-resistant shopper tote that easily wipes clean.

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  • Notebook


    This jumbo journal is perfect for work, school or when writing your first novel..

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  • Youth Tee


    The must-have t-shirt for the little Library Person in your life.

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Library People Stories – Video Gallery

George Stroumboulopoulos



Joy Kogawa

Share your Library story

There are many ways that TPL is helping its community so we want to hear from you how you are using the Library – its programs, services and spaces.

Email us at foundation@tpl.ca