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

Please note: the library will be closed August 24 through September 4, 2020. This two-week closure allows staff to prepare for the 2020-21 academic year.

Current Exhibition

CanLit exhibition collage image
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.

There will be a free curator-led tour of the exhibiton on Thursday March 12, beginning at 6 pm. Please join us!

What's new at Fisher

Cover of the December 2020 issue of The Halcyon

The Dec. 2020 issue of the Friends of Fisher newsletter is now freely available for download from the web site or inside the library.

Watercolour by Derek Walcott

Please visit between 3 and 6 pm to view materials that celebrate February's Black History Month

Featured Collection

South African Travel Books collection
This superb collection of books and pamphlets on South Africa is unrivalled in Canada and will enhance the Fisher Library’s rapidly expanding holdings of travel literature.


Fisher Audio

Nick Wilding, Professor of History at Georgia State University, delivered this year's John Seltzer and Mark Seltzer Memorial Lecture on his work detecting Galileo forgeries.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018