***Please note that we will be closed on Saturday, June 29, 2019***

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 13, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday April 27, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday May 11, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday May 25, 201910:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Doors Open 2019)
Sunday May 26, 201910:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Doors Open 2019)
Saturday June 8, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday June 22, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm

Library news:

  • JFT Library will be participating in Doors Open, Toronto on May 25 – May 26, 2019
  • The first JFT Book Club will be on June 6, 2019 2019
  • The New Arrivals List is available for viewing!
  • We offer public WiFi access. Please inquire at the desk for the password.

The JFT Library at Doors Open Toronto

The JFT Library will be participating in Doors Open Toronto on Sat. May 25 – Sun. May 26, 2019. 

Join us for family-friendly events:

  • Kamishibai Storytelling – a form of Japanese picture books used to tell traditional Japanese stories
  • Origami Workshop where you can learn to make carp streamers and kabuto helmets

The JFT Library Book Club

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

Join us at JFT Library’s very first Book Club – Books and Tea!

Bring a book that you recently borrowed and read from our library collection, and share your thoughts and opinions about the book of your choice with other JFT library users.

Please call or email the library to reserve your place.

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, 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