TPLsmToronto Public Library has again chosen Ristech's Viewscan III microfilm/microfiche readers for their Reference Library to digitize, research and browse their extensive collection.  This acquisition will benefit the community by providing them access to an immense wealth of local history, including city directories and census reports.

The Toronto Reference Library; expanding access. increasing opportunity. building connections.


Toronto Public Library will be recognized as the world's leading library by informing and inspiring Toronto and its communities, making us all more resilient, more knowledgeable, more connected and more successful.


Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians. The Library preserves and promotes universal access to a broad range of human knowledge, experience, information and ideas in a welcoming and supportive environment.


    Equity: Accessibility, respect and fairness
    Diversity: Valuing individual needs, experiences and differences
    Intellectual Freedom: Guaranteeing and facilitating the free exchange of information and ideas in a democratic society, protecting intellectual freedom and respecting individuals' rights to privacy and choice
    Innovation: Encouraging creativity, experimentation and the generation of ideas
    Inclusion: Welcoming participation in decision making and service development by residents and communities
    Integrity: Open, transparent and honest in all our dealings
    Accountability: Taking responsibility for our actions and the services we provide
    Service Orientation: Providing excellent, responsive services