- JFT Library reopen from Thursday, July 29, 2021. Please see below for more details.
- JFT Library Book Club Online: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami, moderated by Kris Kosaka will take place on Thurs., August 12, 2021 @ 4:00PM (EDT)
- JFT OverDrive now available! Instantly borrow titles and start reading with a valid library card.
- New Video Chat Support available from January 11, 2021. Click here to make a booking.
- The New Arrivals List is available for viewing!
- We offer public WiFi access. Please inquire at the desk for the password.
We are pleased to announce that our library and gallery have reopened from Thursday, July 29, 2021.
The health and safety of our guests and staff members is our primary concern. The library and gallery will be open with reduced hours and modified services as below:
Reduced Library Hours
|Monday||11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm|
|Tuesday||11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm|
|Thursday||11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm|
|Friday||11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm|
Returns and Pick-up services available only. All items* that are currently checked out will be due on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
To request library materials for pickup, please email email@example.com. For more information about services available at this time, please visit JFT Library Visitor Policy.
*Please note items that were already overdue when the temporary closure started are not included in this due date reset.
Registration, Visitor Guidelines, Safe Visiting:
All visitors must make a booking prior to visiting. Please read the visitor guidelines carefully to ensure the safety of yourself, other visitors and staff at JFT Visitor Policy.
Members of the JFT Library can now access and instantly borrow from our selection of ebooks and audiobooks by visiting JFT OverDrive.
To log in, simply enter your library card number and PIN (last four-digits of phone number).
If your library card has expired, please complete the Library Card Application form, check “Renew Library Card” and send it to JFT Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about accessing the JFT OverDrive, please visit https://jftor.org/library/collection-and-services/
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
For the upcoming JFT Book Club Online, we will discuss Heaven (ヘヴン) written by Mieko Kawakami, the highly-acclaimed author of Breasts and Eggs (夏物語).
Thursday, August 12, 2021 @ 4:00PM – 5:00PM (EDT)
Sign in with your library card to borrow or to place a hold. To get a new library card or to renew your existing card, please follow the instructions found here.
The event will be moderated by guest writer Kris Kosaka.
The JFT Book Club Online: Manga took place Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT)
Check out the list of books that were discussed and recommended by participants below or download the full list here.
See our collection of manga available to borrow on JFT OverDrive or our Online Library Catalogue to see if they are available for circulation at our library.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
|3x3 Eyes||Takada, Yuzo||Seinen, Adventure, Romance|
|March Comes In Like a Lion||Umino, Chica||Seinen, Coming-of-age, Romance|
|Message to Adolf||Tezuka, Osamu||Seinen, Historical|
|Natsume's Book of Friends||Midorikawa, Yuki||Shojo, Supernatural|
|Real||Inoue, Takehiko||Seinen, Sports|
|Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei||Kumeta, Koji||Shonen, Dark comedy|
|Witch Hat Atelier||Shirahama, Kamome||Seinen, Fantasy|
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.
Video Chat Support: https://calendly.com/jftlibrary/