Toronto Public Library

Service: Toronto Reference Library

Record #: MET0658
Last Full Update: 16 May 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-395-5577 ; Answerline: 416-397-5981
TTY Phone TTY Relay Service 771

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Adult reference and research library with materials in over 80 languages
  • access to computers, Internet, printers
  • information and programs for newcomers
  • job search programs and materials for foreign-trained professionals
  • language learning materials, audio lab
  • arts, picture and video collections
Services for People with Disabilities -- equipment, collections, mobile library and sign language interpretation services for library programs

Digital Innovation Hub -- 3D printing, sound and video production, green screen technology
  • electric pianos for public use
  • self-publishing press

IntelliSearch 416-393-7241 -- customized bibliographic search service providing quick access to databases, fee

Book a Librarian -- service for personal assistance with information needs

Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre -- includes the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection and the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana

event rentals space
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-8:30 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 1:30 pm-5 pm (except holiday weekends)
Areas Served Toronto
Eligibility Open to all
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English, French

Site Information

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
789 Yonge St
Toronto, ON
Canada M4W 2G8
Intersection Yonge St and Bloor St E
Mailing Address 789 Yonge St 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M4W 2G8
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Community Programs ; Employment / Training ; Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading Computer and Internet Access ; Internationally Trained Professionals ; Language Instruction ; Libraries ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Public Libraries ; Refugees ; Resources for Internationally Trained Professionals
Service Categories 3D Printing ; Braille Materials/Collections ; Graphic/Digital Design Services ; Home Library Services ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Internationally Trained Skilled Workers ; Language Instruction ; Makerspaces ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries

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