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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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


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What's new at Fisher

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New special issue of the Halcyon available!

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While the Fisher Library is physically closed, our online resources remain open at all times.

Through the Revolving Door: The Fisher Library Blog

Bookplate by Alexander Scott Carter
Thu, Aug. 13, 2020

In 2015, the Fisher purchased a large collection of drawings and sketches by Alexander Scott Carter (1881-1968), documenting over eighty projects designed by him from 1920 to 1960, including bookplates that Carter designed for Toronto patrons.... Read more

The cover of this edition of Anne of Green Gables.
Mon, Aug. 10, 2020

Every Monday we take a close look at one of the thousands of Fisher items available, for free, on the Internet Archive. This week Samantha takes a look at a... Read more

Busy streetscape in Rio de Janeiro, with view of hotel
Thu, Aug. 06, 2020

Over 100 twentieth-century photographs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil mounted in this manuscript album (MSS 04075) housed at the Fisher Library, have recently been digitized and made available in... Read more

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Current Exhibition

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 to Fri May 1, 2020

Drawing on the library’s rich archival material, this exhibition will explore how CanLit and Canadian publishing have been shaped by a diverse community: writers, publishers, editors and publicists, among others.

Featured Collection

Knox College Collection
The Knox College collection is of exceptional scope, especially noted for its strength in the biblical, pastoral and historical fields, as well as an extensive collection of works particularly focused on reformed theology.