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 April 18, 202011:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday May 9, 202011:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday May 23, 202011:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday June 6, 202011:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday June 20, 202011:00 am - 4:00 pm

Library news:

  • The Library is currently closed until further notice. Please see below for more information
  • The New Arrivals List is available for viewing!
  • We offer public WiFi access. Please inquire at the desk for the password.

Library Closure

Due to the current situation, the Library is currently closed until further notice. Please check

If you have items due during this time, please hold onto your items on loan.
There is no drop-box available at this time. Any overdue fines incurred during this time will not be charged.

There is no need to renew your items during this time. However, if you would like to and still can renew online, please feel free to do so.

If you have any hold items, they will be waiting for you after the library reopens.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the library at or 416-966-2935.

The JFT Library Book Club – Books and Tea 2020


The JFT Library Book Club – Books and Tea originally scheduled for Thursday April 9, 2020 is now cancelled.

The Library is currently finding the best way to keep our patrons connected in sharing our love of books! Stay tuned!

Thank you for your understanding.

Book Tree Contest 2020

Watch how our Book Tree blossomed!

Contest now closed

Thank you to all those who participated.
Winners will be contacted individually after we reopen.

About the JFT Library

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, 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