From January 22 – March 29, 2018 the Japan Foundation, Toronto Library will be home to a Book Tree.  Help us grow the book tree by writing comments about items you’ve borrowed on tsubaki flowers. Simply borrowing items from the library makes you eligible to enter our prize draw, for a chance to win some exciting prizes from our generous sponsors! To enter, borrow 3 books, or 5 manga (magazines excluded).

Click here to learn how to participate. Click here to see our prize list.

Regular Library Hours

Monday11:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday Openings

Saturday January 13, 201811:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday January 27, 201811:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday February 10, 201811:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday February 24, 201811:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday March 3, 201811:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday March 24, 201811:00 am - 4:00 pm

Library news:

  • The New Arrivals List is available for viewing!
  • We offer public WiFi access. Please inquire at the desk for the password.

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.

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