The Japan Foundation Toronto Library

The Japan Foundation Toronto Library is a public lending library for anyone interested in Japan and Japanese culture. It maintains a collection of 24,000 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.

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


The library will undertake its annual inventory closing during the week of July 28 - August 1, and also close on the civic holiday August 4. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, August 5. 


All due dates of materials checked out in late July should have already been adjusted for the closure, however, the drop box will be available outside the library doors should you wish to return materials during this time.

Renewals may be performed using the online system or by sending an email to 



Library Hours

Monday11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Select Saturdaysnoon - 5:00 pmJuly 12, 26
August 9, 23
September 6, 21 (Sunday, for Word on the Street), 27
October 4 (Evening only, for Nuit Blanche), 18
November 8, 22
December 6
CLOSEDOther Saturdays, Sundays
August 4, September 1, October 13, November 11, December 25-31, January 1-4