North York Central LibraryCurrently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
- Address: 5120 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5N9, Canada, Toronto
- Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4163955535
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Family And Kids
North York Central Library - Review
This beautifully decorated library of warm ambience has over half a million items in its research and reference collection coloring books, other printed material, videos end tapes. It has a good collection of material on the history of North York, an overview of the local Native American history, a historical teen fiction section, and a large collection of historical Canadian newspapers which goes back to the 19th century. It is worth of quick stop if you're a bibliophile.
North York Central Library Information
- Disabled accessible.
How To reach North York Central Library by Public Transport
- Subway 1 stop North York Centre.
- Buses 19, 27, 32, 34, 67, 92, 96 stop Yonge St. @ North York Blvd. (Mel Lastman Square).
- Drive to here.
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North York Central Library, Toronto Reviews
I love this library and have used it before and after the redesign, they have lots of great services and new technology. I have always found the staff courteous and helpful. I mostly visit to use the study spaces, however, and the open concept design leads to distracting levels of noise. Loud conversations, children screaming and crying, elevator chimes... everything echoes. It seems like a lot of thought was put into seating for studying, but not the environment the redesign would create. I can't wait until the fifth floor reopens, that was my favourite quiet place to study before the renovation!
I love this library and have been loving it for years, I hope the renovation will not take out the natural charm the library had before. I hope it does not become too modern 😭 but excited to see what it will be like once Reno's are done. The pop up location is amazing, I would rather go to this pop up location than other libraries because of how organized, updated, and clean it is. The staff is friendly and efficient and the pop up location has the same charm as the old library. Update: the new library is great and modern and I love the staircase idea. However i do not like how they took out the wooden tables and wooden chairs! I loved that. Now, it's mostly plastic and glass. I really don't like the glass in the rooms. With the glass there, the study rooms have lost the sense of privacy. I have gone to the new library a few times now and there is not alot of space. At all. In terms of a chair and a table seating. Not including the staircase, which had open spots. Im hoping that the higher floors will be less open, more quiet and have more privacy and more reading space and seating. Also, the teen section did not change one bit! Still the same which I appreciate.
After the renovation the second floor have a 3D printing workshop and a sewing workshop. The kids stuff on the main floor look fun as well. The only thing is 3rd floor and up are still under renovation, it’s a little packed than usual. Cool stairs but seems like a potential tripping spot for people.
The library is reopen today (July 5,2018) for floors 1 and 2 only. Closed for almost 2 years. Now there are lots of open space, but does not have enough seats for readers. It looks like a community centre instead of a library. It is not easy to find a quiet seat for reading and studying. The concourse and floors 3-6 are still under construction. Nobody knows when it will be full reopen. They spent almost 2 years on floors 1 and 2, and perhaps they need another 5 years to complete the concourse and floors 3-6.
An incredible space with a variety of resources and work areas and quiet spaces. It has everything including a 3d printer/maker area, a new fashion design/maker area, helpful staff, terrific play areas for kids, an abundance of the usual library resources of books, cds, dvds, magazines, etc...and it is beautifully designed. It is a place for people to do, work, read, create, learn...(so shocked by the negative 1 star reviews. Plus it is right by a very beautiful and well designed park that also offers so much. Heading there now, out of my way because the vibe there is so great.