Why Toronto Public Library? Why Toronto Public Library?

Every donation matters. Every donation matters.

Torontonians rely on, and put their trust in us.

Toronto Public Library is committed to serving the needs of all residents and helping solve some of our city’s most pressing problems. This requires bold and innovative thinking, and unlike any other public institution, TPL is uniquely positioned to make a difference because of its:

  • mandate and reach
  • physical and technical infrastructure
  • dedicated staff and community presence

If you have questions about becoming a donor, please contact the TPL Foundation office.

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Where your donation goes.

  • TPL’s Highest Priority Needs

    Funds are directed to areas that immediately help the city’s most vulnerable.
  • Technology and Training

    TPL offers free access to computers, Wi-Fi, digital training, educational programs and workforce development.
  • Inclusive and Flexible Spaces

    We provide safe and welcoming spaces, both online and in branches, to work, learn and foster community.
  • Equitable Access to Information

    Let’s remove barriers to ensure everyone has access to the tools they need for lifelong learning and success.

Donor-Supported Programs, Services and Spaces

Leading to Reading

This is a free service for children who are struggling with reading or need homework help. Young readers are matched with teen and adult volunteers to assist with literacy development and build their reading confidence.

About the program

Youth Hubs

These are drop-in spaces available at 23 TPL branches where teens can study, access free technology and interact with their peers. Librarians are always available to provide school support and connect teens with community resources.

Find a Youth Hub

The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

A literary and cultural programming space on the second floor of the Toronto Reference that hosts local and international authors, like Margaret Atwood (in photo), in conversation about their books and big ideas.

Upcoming Events

Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library

Located at the Parkdale and Downsview branches, anyone can borrow an instrument for free with a valid library card. Choose from an collection of guitars, ukuleles, bongos, violins, and more!

About the MILL

Why I give to Toronto Public Library

“I have always felt welcomed and supported by TPL, which is precisely why I became a donor. If you believe in something wholeheartedly, I think you should support it.”

Sylvia, Library User and Planned Giving Donor

About Toronto Public Library

  • TPL Strategic Plan

    Read Plan
  • Key Facts About
    Toronto Public Library

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  • Report: Technology Access in Ontario Public Libraries