Best Toronto Libraries: Where should you study?

By Corey Grunberg

Forest Hill Public Library (700 Eglinton Avenue West)

Pros:

  • Close to school (right in front)
  • Wide selection of tables
  • Proximity to restaurants and cafes for study breaks

Cons:

  • Small library (fewer books compared to larger libraries)

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Barbara Frum Public Library (20 Covington Road)

Pros:

  • Relatively close to school (along the TTC bus route 7)
  • Wide selection of books
  • Proximity to restaurants and cafes for study breaks
  • Large library

Cons:

  • Very noisy during children’s programming

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Northern District Public Library (40 Orchard View Blvd.)

Pros:

  • Very large library
  • Large selection of books
  • Reference section
  • Many tables and outlets for charging electronics
  • Close to Yonge-Eglinton Centre
  • Along TTC bus route 32

Cons:

  • Relatively noisy
  • Many distractions due to community programming

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Wychwood Public Library (1431 Bathurst Street)

Pros:

  • Close to school (along TTC bus route 7)
  • Wide selection of tables
  • Very quiet
  • Beautiful internet architecture

Cons:

  • Small library (fewer books compared to larger libraries)

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Leslie Frost Library at York University Glendon Campus (2275 Bayview Avenue)

Pros:

  • Beautiful surrounding campus and buildings
  • Student-friendly environment
  • Private library with complimentary public access
  • Very quiet
  • Individual and group study sections
  • Bilingual library (features many books in English and French)

Cons:

  • Relatively far from school

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Robarts Library at University of Toronto St. George Campus (130 St. George Street)

Pros:

  • Very large selection of books
  • Largest single collection of the University of Toronto libraries
  • Private library with complimentary public access
  • Located along the TTC subway line 1 (very close to St. Georgia Station)

Cons:

  • Relatively noisy
  • Far from school
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