Contactless services inside branches – effective June 14


As of June 14, 2021, there will be contactless services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Vote! Radio-Canada's Combat national des livres is launched!

Books with the title Le combat national des livres / Livres accompagnés du titre Le combat national des livres

Until May 7, all French book lovers are invited to vote for their favorite book among the five nominated titles. Like every year, each book will be defended by a contestant. The debates will be broadcast on Radio-Canada's program: Plus on est de fous, plus on lit from May 3 to 7. 

Members of the public who participate in the vote have a chance to win an eReader, books (worth $2000), and to top off these amazing prizes: personalized reading recommendations from a bookseller for 12 months. Visit the website to vote!

Here is the list of nominated books that you can borrow anytime. Enjoy your reading!

If you are curious to know the past winners, you can find the full list here.