Among the business closures across the country includes all branches of the Toronto Public Library. On their website, they explain how to proceed with outstanding late fees, checked-out items and holds.
You’re in luck because the Toronto Public Library has a special Digital Library Services page on their website. Online, visitors will find 38 useful ways to use the public library from home.
Some of these online services include kids activities, online books and movie viewings. Their most popular online service is their OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks database. In fact, OverDrive eBooks is the Library’s largest eBook collection. In their words, it’s the “best place to start” if you’ve found yourself out of reading material at home.
Through OverDrive, visitors can borrow up to 30 digital books at a time. Books include modern titles like “The Rosie Project” and classics like Jane Austen’s “Emma.” Parents, have you run out of ideas to entertain your kids? Self-isolation has taken a toll on a lot of us. Well, no worries because the Toronto Public Library has a list of things you and your little ones can do together. For instance, the Ready for Reading section is a great online resource for tykes up to 5 years old. On the Ready for Reading page, the TPL put together a collection of songs, stories and activities.
Media enthusiasts: be sure to check out the Library’s Hoopla section. It’s a database where visitors can borrow digital music, videos and comics. Moreover, the PressReader page gives readers online access to newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries.
Tempted? Ready to read?! All it takes is a library card with the Toronto Public Library (ie.: any of their branches) to gain access to all of these amazing online resources.