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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Please note: The library will be closed August 19-30, 2024.

Information about accessing the collections

Construction notice and access to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Due to ongoing renovations, some of our regular entrances are closed. 
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is open to members of the University of Toronto community, visiting scholars, and the public. 
The Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room is open 9:00-4:45 from Monday to Friday. 
During ongoing construction in Spring 2024, access to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library may be affected by rotating closures to the entrances located at the top of stairs on the corner of St. George & Harbord Streets. Please follow the signage outside of the building to enter the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Alternatively, researchers can enter the Fisher Library through the Robarts Library/Accessible entrance, situated at 130 St. George Street at street level. If you are having trouble finding us, please call the Reading room at 416-978-5344.

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April 21 - Early Telegraphic Materials with Canadiana Librarian Grant Hurley

Join us occasional Fridays at 12:30 pm, when the Fisher's video podcast series Between the Pillars streams via the library’s YouTube Channel
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