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

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

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 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