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 4 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.
The Japan Foundation, Toronto will be moving to a new location at 2 Bloor St. E. on September 1, 2015.
Please see our moving page for details and important dates.
Please note the following key dates for the library:
Friday, May 15 will be the last day for circulation of library materials. After May 15, the library will remain open during regular hours for browsing and returns.
Saturday, June 13 will be the final opening day of the library.
The library is expected to reopen in the new location in mid to late October.
|Monday||11:30 am - 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday||11:30 am - 4:30 pm|
|Wednesday||11:30 am - 4:30 pm|
|Thursday||11:30 am - 7:00 pm|
|Friday||11:30 am - 4:30 pm|
|Select Saturdays||noon - 5:00 pm||January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21.|
|CLOSED||Other Saturdays, Sundays, February 16 Family Day holiday.|
Ohinasama and Tsurushibina – traditional Japanese dolls in beautiful costumes and hanging hina ornaments – on display in the library from February 26 through March 26!