Location & Hours

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

120 St. George Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1A5


Mon-Wed, Fri - 9am-5pm; Thurs - 9am-8pm
Sat, Sun - Closed

Current Exhibition

Front cover of Hardy novel, Return of the native.
Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 to Fri, Feb. 24, 2017
Drawing on the magnificent Michael Millgate collection donated to the Fisher Library, this exhibition will include Hardy’s first editions, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera.

What's new at Fisher

Screenshot of the CBC website

Katz Memorial Lecturer Linda LeGeyt discusses Canadian Wildflowers with the CBC

William Briggs Methodist Book and Publishing House ephemera

The collection, dating from the 1830s to the 1920s, consists mostly of company billheads, but also contains letters, envelopes, memorandums, and receipts.

Featured Collection

Ronald Bryden and Tom Stoppard
Ronald Bryden's is often credited with "discovering" the young playwright, Tom Stoppard when he wrote a glowing review of the 1966 world premiere performance Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.


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Eli MacLaren, Assistant Professor of Canadian Literature and Book History at McGill University, began the 2015 Katz Memorial Lecture with two questions: what constitutes Canadian literature, and at what point did it truly establish itself?
Monday, March 9, 2015