The Toronto Reference Library Now Carries Vinyl Records

The Toronto Reference Library Now Carries Vinyl Records
Somehow the Toronto Reference Library is quickly becoming the city's hottest music hangout. The building was featured in the pilot episode of nirvanna the band the show, then later as the setting for the Weeknd's sexed up "Secrets" video. Undeniably the coolest spot in town, the library now carries vinyl records.

The Toronto Public Library recently took to Reddit (yes, this hip-ass library is also apparently quite internet savvy) to discuss their recent acquisition of some vinyl records. They posted the above photo, along with a truly impressive collection of releases they've stocked.

You can read the full list below. It includes everything from the Beatles and Bob Dylan to Kaytranada and Fucked Up.

The library's vinyl collection can be accessed on the fifth floor of the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge Street. Who knows what hip item the library will acquire next. We're hoping for fidget spinners.


Rubber Soul by the Beatles

Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones

Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys

London Calling by the Clash

The Velvet Underground and Nico
Electric Ladyland by the Jimi Hendrix Experience

Nevermind by Nirvana

Horses by Patti Smith

Pearl by Janis Joplin

Murmur by REM

Like A Prayer by Madonna

Born In the USA by Bruce Springsteen

To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey

Dummy by Portishead

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie

Ten by Pearl Jam

Parallel Lines by Blondie

Tapestry by Carole King

Who's Next by the Who

Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield

The Hot Rock by Sleater-Kinney

Burnin' by Bob Marley & the Wailers

IV by Led Zeppelin

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac


Illmatic by Nas

It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy

Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions

Aquemini by OutKast

People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm by A Tribe Called Quest

Mecca and the Soul Brother by Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth

Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys

the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill

Under Construction by Missy Elliot

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde by the Pharcyde

Raising Hell by Run DMC

The Chronic by Dr. Dre

All Eyez On Me by 2Pac

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by the Wu-Tang Clan

Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg

Curtis by Curtis Mayfield

I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin

Sings the Blues by Nina Simone

Live At the Apollo by James Brown

Songs In the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder

Tell Mama by Etta James

Stand! by Sly and the Family Stone

Purple Rain by Prince

the Dictionary of Soul by Otis Redding

Betty Davis by Betty Davis


Kind of Blue by Miles Davis

A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

the Shape of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman

Ella and Louis by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet

Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus

Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins

Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley

Soul Station by Hank Mobley

Song For My Father by Horace Silver

Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter

Out to Lunch by Eric Dolphy

Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell

Lady in Satin by Billie Holiday

Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 by Thelonious Monk

Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 by Thelonious Monk

Smokin' at the Half Note by Wes Montgomery

Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith

Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock

Idle Moments by Grant Green

Meets the Rhythm Section by Art Pepper

Our Man in Paris by Dexter Gordon

Waltz for Debbie by Bill Evans

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis


Blue by Joni Mitchell

Music From Big Pink by the Band

Up to Here by the Tragically Hip

Twice Removed by Sloan

Funeral by Arcade Fire

Moving Pictures by Rush

'F# A# Infinity by Godspeed You Black Emperor

Metals by Feist

Reconstruction Site by the Weakerthans

Surfacing by Sarah McLachlan

Native North America, Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966 - 1985 by Various Artists

You Forgot It in People by Broken Social Scene

Absolute Torch and Twang by k.d. lang

The Chemistry of Common Life by Fucked Up

Animism by Tanya Tagaq

Andorra by Caribou

Power In the Blood by Buffy Sainte-Marie

99.9% by Kaytranada

Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot

Shine a Light by Constantines

Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morrissette

Afterparty Babies by Cadence Weapon

New Seasons by the Sadies

Rufus Wainwright by Rufus Wainwright

Take Care by Drake