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

Pope as donkey - Reformation propaganda
Mon, Sep. 25, 2017 to Wed, Dec. 20, 2017
The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. This exhibition will examine the importance of the printing press to the Reformation movement.

What's new at Fisher

Screen shot of Cosmopolitanism in the Archive Website

Fascinating new web exhibition brings together graduate students and scholars to highlight 18th century holdings from the Fisher!

View a collection of eight albumen prints of photographs from Marc Ferrez, the greatest photographer to emerge from Brazil in the late-nineteenth century

Featured Collection

Marshall McLuhan
Compromised of more than 6,000 volumes, the library was used heavily by McLuhan in the writing of his most famous works, including Understanding Media, The Gutenberg Galaxy and The Medium is the Massage.


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Fisher Audio

David Stern of the University of Pennsylvania spoke on The Lives of Jewish Books, describing the afterlife of two important Hebrew manuscripts, The Free Library Pentateuch and the Worms Mahzor.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015