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The Japan Foundation Toronto Library

About the Library

The Japan Foundation Toronto Library is a public lending library for anyone interested in Japan and Japanese culture. It maintains a collection of 23,000 Japan-related print and audiovisual materials in English, Japanese and French, emphasising language study, art, literature, history and culture.

Visitors are welcome to study in the library or watch a film at one of the 4 viewing stations.

Inquiries/Renewals: 416-966-2935
Fax: 416-966-0957
E-mail: library@jftor.org

Library Hours:

Monday 11:30 am - 7 pm (extended hours)
Tuesday 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 7 pm (extended hours)
Friday 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Select Saturdays Noon - 5 pm

Saturday opening dates:
March 22
April 12, 26
May 10, 24-25*
June 14, 28

Closing dates:
All Sundays*
April 18-21
May 19

*Open May 24-25, 10 am - 5 pm for Doors Open Toronto

Pop Culture Corner

Catch up on the latest manga and anime or spend a relaxing afternoon watching J-Pop videos at the Pop Culture Corner. The striking yellow wall and comfortable couches create a quiet, chic setting for browsing our collection of manga, CDs, DVDs, fashion magazines and other great resources.


March 2014
April 2014

131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1R1
Phone: (416) 966-1600
Fax: (416) 966-9773