Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6


Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 17. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 18 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Books to Read Based on Your Favourite TV Shows


Almost one year into the pandemic and I find myself watching familiar TV shows with plots I know by heart, lines I've memorized and characters who are like my friends. Have you been returning to old favourites for comfort? If so, I've put together a list of books that are similar to these somewhat predictable yet ultimately, "feel-good" stories.

Did I miss your favourite? Let me know in the comments and I'll try to find you a book for you that will be equally reassuring. 

  • Dawson's Creek: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel 
  • The Good Place: The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds 
  • Friends: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman 
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 
  • Gilmore Girls: My Life Next Door by Becca Fitzpatrick 
  • RuPaul's Drag Race: The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara 
  • Big Bang Theory: The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion 
  • New Girl: The Wedding Date byJasmine Guillory 
  • The Great British Bake-Off: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender


Books to Read Based on Your Favourite TV Showsby Beth_OPL

Learn more about your favourite TV shows, characters, actorsby Beth_OPL