Weston Family Library

The current horticultural collection consists of over 9,000 books, an extensive periodical collection and a multimedia collection including videos and CD-ROMs. Only members enjoy borrowing privileges but the public is free to browse and use the computer workstations.

Library Services

  • All material is available to the public for viewing within the library.
  • Borrowing privileges are available for TBG members only. Become a member today!
  • Free internet access at four public workstations.
  • Kid’s Corner with a kid-sized table and chairs available for reading individually or in small groups.
  • Free storytime with nature-themed stories and activities every Mondays at 11 a.m. (Drop-in)
  • Printing and photocopying – $0.20/page for black & white, and $1/page for colour.

Special Collections

  • Green Roof information for the student, homeowner, business owner, researcher, and policy maker.
  • A children’s collection designed to stimulate young people’s interest in topics such as gardening, nature, ecosystems and the environment, with an emphasis on promoting a positive outlook to caring for the world around us.
  • The Southern Ontario Orchid Society collection is available to the general public. Both books and journals are included, some of which must be used on onsite.
  • A growing collection on herbs and their uses, generously provided for by a grant from the Toronto Herb Society.
  • Reference items including dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, identification guides as well as current year periodical issues.
  • Historical collection containing both first editions and reprints or facsimiles of gardening and other horticulture books.
  • All works by Canadian authors or concerning Canadian subjects are designated by a special Canadian flag symbol on the spine.
  • Beginner books for those new to gardening or to a specific technique, designated by a yellow and black “B” sticker on the spine.
  • Canadian, American and British plant and seed catalogues. (onsite use only)

Click here for hours and directions.

Phone: 416-397-1343
Email: librarydesk@torontobotanicalgarden.ca

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