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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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


Fisher Library is closed until further notice


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While the Fisher Library is physically closed, our online resources remain open at all times.

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In order to support community efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will close for an indefinite period.

Through the Revolving Door: The Fisher Library Blog

Title page for Inquiry Into the Variolae Vaccinae Known as the Cow Pox
Thu, Jul. 09, 2020

Nearly three months into the global COVID-19 crisis, epidemiologists and medical researchers continue to debate when a successful coronavirus vaccine might be developed and to what extent it will help quell the pandemic. Of concern are the... Read more

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Mon, Jul. 06, 2020

Every Monday, we feature an Internet Archive Book of the Week, which will highlight an item from the 25,000 or so Fisher items that are freely available on the... Read more

The Body Politic cover
Fri, Jun. 26, 2020

The last few weeks, our constant companions have not only been virus and contagion but protest as well. Around the world, people have been expressing their indignation openly and freely in reaction to the injustices they have seen committed,... Read more

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Current Exhibition

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 to Fri May 1, 2020

Drawing on the library’s rich archival material, this exhibition will explore how CanLit and Canadian publishing have been shaped by a diverse community: writers, publishers, editors and publicists, among others.

Featured Collection

Philip Miller and The Gardeners Dictionary
Philip Miller's 18th century masterpiece The Gardeners Dictionary reached an enormous audience. It was said to have laid the foundation of horticultural taste and knowledge in Europe.