***Please note, we will be closed for inventory from Monday, August 26 to Friday, August 30, 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 July 6, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday July 20, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday August 10, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday August 24, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday September 7, 2019

Library news:

  • The second JFT Book Club will be on August 8, 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 Book Club

JFT Library’s next Book Club – Movies and Books will take place Thursday August 8, 2019.

Thank you for participating!

Please find the list of books recommended by JFT’s Book Club members from our first Book Club – Books and Tea (took place June 6, 2019) below or download the detailed list here.

TitleAuthorGenreCall Number
Dream fossil: the complete stories of Satoshi KonKon, SatoshiMangaMANGA_E KON DRE 2015
HarmonyItoh, ProjectScience Fiction895.635 I86 2010
Japanese traditions : rice cakes, cherry blossoms, and matsuri :
a year of seasonal Japanese festivities
Broderick, SetsuChildren's Customs & TraditionsYP 394.26952 B76 2010
KokoroNatsume, SosekiNovel, literature895.634 N37 K64 1957
The lonesome bodybuilder : storiesMotoya, YukikoNovel, short stories895.635 M67 L66 2018
My lesbian experience with loneliness Nagata, KabiAutobiographical manga, YuriMANGA_E NAG MYL 2017
No longer humanDazai, OsamuNovel, literature895.634 D39 N64 1958
Satoko and NadaYupechikaMangaMANGA_E YUP SAT 2018

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