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

The Fisher will be closed for two weeks at the end of the summer, from August 19 to August 30, 2019. We will reopen on September 3, 2019.

Current Exhibition

Binding for Instructionis sacerdotum libri septem
Tue, May. 21, 2019 to Fri, Aug. 16, 2019

Exhibition now open!

This exhibition will feature the covers or the bindings of books as a reflection of their production and consumption – or, in other words, the material book as witness to its manufacture, use, and survival.

What's new at Fisher

Doors Open logo

The Fisher will again be participating in the annual event where city buildings open their doors to the public. Please visit us between 10 am and 5 pm.

Bloor St. Culture Corridor logo

It is joining the city's most diverse arts and culture district that features twenty-two organizations.

Featured Collection

Tyrrell in Artic gear
Drawing on materials, including photographs, original field notes, maps and published reports, from the J.B.


Fisher Audio

Daniel Wakelin, Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography, University of Oxford, delivered the 2019 George Kiddell Lecture on the History of the Book. Titled ‘The ABC of Medieval English Writing.'
Wednesday, March 27, 2019