Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library is the busiest urban public library system in the world

We have 100 branches, including two research/reference libraries, plus home library service and 28 bookmobile stops

Some 2018 statistics from our website:

  • 70% of Torontonians use Toronto Public Library
  • 972,213 people are registered Toronto Public Library cardholders
  • Collections are comprised of over 10.6 million items including books, CDs, DVDs and eBooks, with 40 languages represented in library materials

Major cataloguing initiatives:

Indigenous materials:

  • dealing with offensive subject headings
  • coding Indigenous languages properly for use as search limiters
  • adding 546 notes for Indigenous languages for use as keywords
  • adding MARC records containing syllabics where appropriate
  • investigating reclassification of some materials, including creation stories

Contact us:

Kelly Buehler, Senior Cataloguing Department Head,

Louis Choquette, Assistant Cataloguing Department Head,

Kris Wawrzyniak, Senior Metadata Specialist,

Tim Paine, Bibliographic Services Operations Analyst,