Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Come to the #Lammys!

Lambda Literary Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists!

The Lambda Literary Awards (the "Lammys") are going virtual this year, meaning anyone with an internet connection can tune in from anywhere in the world! Lambda Literary had been championing LGBTQ authors and books for over 30 years. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of their culture and legacies. Through nurturing and advocating for LGBTQ writers, Lambda Literary has created an incredible community; LGBTQ lives are affirmed when their stories are written, published, and read.

Get your tickets to the live event taking place via Zoom on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:00pm.

See below some of the finalists that are currently available to you at the library. For a list of all the finalists, visit the Lambda Literary site.

2021 Lambda Literary Awards - finalistsby NG_Celia

Check out some of this year’s finalists in one of the most anticipated literary short-lists: the Lammys! *Click on the author’s name (once you're in the full list) to see other other formats of the title available to you!