The Japan Foundation, Toronto will be moving to a new location at 2 Bloor St. E. on September 1, 2015.

The library is currently closed to prepare for relocation and is expected to reopen in mid to late October. Items can still be returned to the after-hours drop box in the hallway outside the library.

Please see our moving page for details and important dates.


In preparation for our relocation to 2 Bloor St. East, the library has discarded duplicate, outdated and various other materials. We have books, magazines, cassettes and VHS tapes, on different subjects, all pertaining to Japan. These discarded materials are free to take.


Thursday, July 23, 2 PM – 7 PM

Friday, July 24, 12 PM – 5:30 PM
Please fill out the Record Keeping Sheet provided with the barcode numbers of the items and give it to a volunteer. If you have any questions, please call the library at 416-966-2935.

 The Japan Foundation Toronto Library is a public lending library for anyone interested in Japan and Japanese culture. It maintains a collection of over 20,000 Japan-related print and audiovisual materials in English, Japanese and French, emphasizing language study, art, literature, history and culture.

Visitors are welcome to study in the library, watch a film at one of the viewing stations, and explore our collection of manga, CDs, DVDs, fashion magazines and other great resources in the Pop Culture Corner.

Our catalogue is available online in web and mobile formats for you to browse at home. Registered users may renew their materials and place holds on items using our online account system: Click here to sign in.

Inquiries: 416-966-2935
Fax: 416-966-0957