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Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-393-7000
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This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and...

This beautiful building contains a dramatic interior complete with pool and waterfall.

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Solid Collection of Reading Material

This Library gets the job done if you want to read while you are abroad. I think locals must just use a range of libraries or book stores because this was almost empty! at least... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Library gets the job done if you want to read while you are abroad. I think locals must just use a range of libraries or book stores because this was almost empty! at least the shelves were full. nice visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is good old atmosphere of learning, books, and places it takes you! Always quiet, kids playing and reading quietly in their corner. Usually plenty of chairs to read, tables to sit-down and work, free wi-fi, rotating art exhibitions, expedited and fully digitalized book borrowing system and usually a pleasant and at the same time strict librarian always ready to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like spending time there doing researches for my classes, reviewing for tests and exams, and even just hanging out with friends there. the ambient there is really great.

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Thank Tina L
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This library is the last building built, on a large scale, from brick baked in Toronto, and by brick layers ( mostly Italian). It's spacious interior lends to an airy, open atmosphere. There are free computers for those with a library card, and 15 minute computers for those without a card. This library also provides video and audio rooms. You... More 

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Thank Susan M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love books. These are user-friendly libraries and have a very good network between branches. Easy to use and great service in terms of reserving, transferring items, etc.

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Thank PersianBelle
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

One great reference library. The staff is always helpful. I have researched many houses through their collection of books. After doing a bit of research you can go to Balzac's for that desperately needed coffee. It is in the same building.

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Thank yagicorp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Very nice and impressive library. Open to everybody and wifi free. the day that i went, a wedding was being celebrated there.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I hear people say the Internet makes libraries obsolete.Well ,thankfully that is not true.There is a treasure trove of resources available.haveing trouble finding something?ask a Librarian.they have an awesome knowledge of available information and they can direct you to it.If they can't help they will give you places to find furthur info.There are many books that do not fit the... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The staff is helpful when seeking sources and the private rooms are also good for group assignments.

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Thank Owen M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I love libraries, this is one of my favourites in Toronto. It's clean and well organized and the staff are helpful.

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