Reduced Library Hours

Monday11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
Friday11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm

Library news:

Library Reopen

We are pleased to announce that JFT Library will reopen from Thursday, July 23.

As we re-open the Library to the public, we ask you for your cooperation to keep the Library a safe place for yourself, for other visitors and for our staff.

The library will be open with reduced hours and modified services. All visitors will be asked to make a reservation before visiting the library.

Please check the Library Visitor Policy to make your booking.

The JFT Library Book Club Online – Travel Japan


Our next Book Club theme is TRAVEL!

Thursday, August 20, 2020 [3:00 – 4:00 pm]!

The books may be from any section of the JFT Library – including travel memoirs, biographies, guidebooks, or fiction.

For a list of suggested readings, click here or visit our Events Page.

Please email to reserve your spot.



The JFT Library Book Club Online


We successfully hosted our first online Book Club on June 11, 2020 [3:00 – 4:00 pm]!

Thank you to everyone for participating.

Please find the list of books discussed during our Book Club below.
A detailed book list can be found by clicking the book list image on the left or by clicking here.


TitleAuthorCall NumberItem Number
A manHirano, Keiichiro in processin process
A tale for the time beingOzeki, Ruth L.813.54 O93 201300023161
ConfessionsMinato, Kanae895.636 M56 201400025108
HarmonyItoh, Project895.636 I86 201000021004
Norwegian woodMurakami, Haruki895.635 M87 N67 1987
895.635 M87 N67 2000
PenanceMinato, Kanae895.636 M56 201700025876
The beast playerUehashi, Nahoko895.635 U33 B42 201800026512
The end of the moment we hadOkada, Toshiki895.636 O32 E52 201800026297


Book Tree Contest 2020

Winners of the Book Tree Contest will be announced after the library reopens. Thank you very much for your patience.

In the meantime, please feel free to view how our Book Tree blossomed over the course of 8 weeks!

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