Library

Holiday Hours

***The library will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020.
The library will reopen and resume regular hours of operation on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Please refer to the calendar below for affected due dates:


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 November 30, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday December 14, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday January 11, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday January 25, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday February 8, 201911:00 am - 4:00 pm

Library news:

  • 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 – The Little House will take place on December 12, 2019!

We will discuss “The Little House (小さいおうち)” written by Kyoko Nakajiima, one of the featured guest authors for Toronto International Festival of Authors, 2019. Let’s enjoy sharing your thoughts and opinions about the book!

Thank you for participating!

The JFT Library Book Club – Mystery Book Club took place on October 10, 2019. Thank you to all those who participated.

Please find the list of books recommended by JFT’s Book Club members from Book Club – Mystery Book Clubbelow or download the detailed list here.

TitleAuthorCall NumberItem Number
All she was worthMiyabe, Miyuki895.635 M59 A44 199600004899
Evil and the maskNakamura, Fuminori895.635 N34 201300024159
GothOtsuichi895.635 O87 G67 201500024908
Murder in the red chamberAshibe, Taku895.635 A83 201200022787
Strange tale of panorama islandEdogawa, Ranpo895.635 E36 201300024192
The thiefNakamura, Fuminori895.635 N34 201200022808

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
E-mail: library@jftor.org