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

Iconic photo of Banting and Best
This online site documents the initial period of the discovery and development of insulin by presenting over 7,000 page images reproducing original documents, from ranging from laboratory notebooks and charts, to scrapbooks and printed ephemera.


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Fisher Audio

This lecture, delivered by Erik Kwakkel, book historian at Leiden University, the Netherlands, shows what the medieval world of the commercial book looked like.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016