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

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

Nature on the Page: The Print and Manuscript Culture of Victorian Natural History
Mon, Jan. 28, 2019 to Fri, Apr. 26, 2019

The Fisher Library's Victorian natural history exhibition provides a unique opportunity to trace the ways in which the medium of print stimulated and sustained the 19th century appetite for natural history. This exhibition is curated by Maria Zytaruk, Associate Professor of English, University of Calgary.

Exhibition Tours

Thurs Feb 21, 6-7pm
Thurs Mar 14, 6-7pm

There's also a free hour-long audio guide, narrated by the curator. You can download it on your mobile device via SoundCloud or iTunes site.

What's new at Fisher

Poster for colloquium

Curator David Fernandez will be hosting a special free open house featuring highlights from his 2018 exhibition on Monsters in Print. It runs from 3 to 5 pm.

Image of the illuminated first leaf of the Livre de Paix

This new manuscript at the Fisher is by one of the first women in the West to earn a living by her pen

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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Fisher Audio

David Pearson, a leading scholar of book history, delivered the 2015 Kiddell Lecture that was a vivid tribute to the role of books in the digital age.
Monday, March 30, 2015