Library

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At long last, we are happy to announce that the JFT Library is open, as of  Monday, April 4!

The library will be open during regular hours throughout the month of April:
Monday: 11:30 – 6:30
Tuesday: 11:30 – 4:30
Wednesday: 11:30 – 4:30
Thursday: 11:30 – 6:30
Friday: 11:30 – 4:30

There will be no Saturday openings in April.

Overdue fines will be waived until April 29 for library materials due during the period when the library was closed. (January- March 2016). Please talk to the library staff if you have any questions.

We thank you for your patience and encouragement during the closure, and look forward to seeing you again soon.


The Japan Foundation, Toronto is no longer located in the Colonnade building. Thank you for your 20 years of patronage there.
We are now located on the third floor of the Hudson’s Bay Centre, 2 Bloor St. East, Suite 300.
Please see our moving page for access details and note the change in library opening hours below.


 What’s New in the Library?

  • The new arrivals list for April is available for viewing!
  • Our public WiFi password has changed. Please inquire at the desk for the new password.
  • Small books such as bunkobon are now located on their own special shelf. You can pick up lots of small, pocket-sized paperbacks all in the same place!

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
E-mail: library@jftor.org

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