September 19, 2021

Public Libraries: Toronto Libraries Find Ways to Make Money


Cash-strapped Toronto libraries are considering teaming up with a retailer to sell books through their website, as well as, lend them out through their branches.

That is one of the money-making proposals which will be debated at the Library Board’s meeting next week.

Board members will also consider more than doubling the overdue fines.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.