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

Please note: We will be closed from August 20 to August 31, 2018, and reopening on Tuesday September 4, 2018.

Upcoming Exhibition

Image of a woman teaching along with a radio cooking show on the cover of Maclean's
Tue, May. 22, 2018 to Fri, Aug. 17, 2018
This exhibition will examine how the culinary culture of Toronto and surrounding areas was made and shaped by those who participated in or were excluded from the making and using of culinary materials.

What's new at Fisher

Books on shelves in Fisher basement

The library will be closed between August 20-31 to allow staff to work on important internal projects. We will reopen on Tues. Sept. 4.

Spread from Caxton's Ciscero

William Caxton's 1481 publication of Cicero has been added to the Fisher's holdings. It will be on public display for Doors Open on May 26 and through June.

Featured Collection

Emblems from a book from the Sidney Fisher Collections
The Sidney Thomson Fisher collection contains some of the Thomas Fisher Library’s most prized possessions, including the first four folios of Shakespeare’s Works (1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685) and a rich collection of Wenceslaus Hollar’s famous engravings.


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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