Location & Hours

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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


Mon-Fri - 9am-5pm
Sat, Sun - Closed

The Fisher will be closed for two weeks at the end of the summer, from August 19 to August 30, 2019. We will reopen on September 3, 2019.

Current Exhibition

Binding for Instructionis sacerdotum libri septem
Tue, May. 21, 2019 to Fri, Aug. 16, 2019

Exhibition now open!

This exhibition will feature the covers or the bindings of books as a reflection of their production and consumption – or, in other words, the material book as witness to its manufacture, use, and survival.

What's new at Fisher

Doors Open logo

The Fisher will again be participating in the annual event where city buildings open their doors to the public. Please visit us between 10 am and 5 pm.

Bloor St. Culture Corridor logo

It is joining the city's most diverse arts and culture district that features twenty-two organizations.

Featured Collection

Iconic photo of Banting and Best
This online site documents the initial period of the discovery and development of insulin by presenting over 7,000 page images reproducing original documents, from ranging from laboratory notebooks and charts, to scrapbooks and printed ephemera.


Fisher Audio

New York antiquarian bookseller Jonathan Hill delivered the 2015 the John Seltzer and Mark Seltzer Memorial Lecture titled How did I get into this racket? (A Bookseller's Progress). 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015