General Instructions, Stack Retrieval Procedures
Currently, physical access to the collections will be by appointment only. Researchers must first apply to the appropriate reference archivist, librarian, or the department head explaining the need to consult the physical copy. Please indicate on the form below the individual that has given permission to access the Reading Room.
The Reading Room will only be open to researchers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and in two separate morning (9am-12pm) and afternoon (1pm-3pm) sessions. Please indicate on the form below the date and the time you wish to visit the library.
All researchers must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth for the duration of their visit to the library, including when working in the reading room.
Please submit the Reading Room Loan Request Form below and the material will be retrieved for you. A separate form is required for each call number. Please indicate the number of volumes or the box numbers for manuscript material requested in the section labelled: Vol/Box.
Call number, author (when known), and title are required fields. This information is located in the UTL catalogue at http://search.library.utoronto.ca. Also indicate the date and time when you will be picking up material in our Reading Room. The Fisher collection is non-circulating and available for in-library use only.
If you are not currently a registered reader, you will be required to complete the registration process. A Fisher reader's card must be completed and identification with name and current address (e.g. driver's licence, hospital card, etc.) is required.
Please note that personal effects including notebooks, binders, laptops and other digital devices will be inspected as readers exit the Reading Room.
If you are quarantining or experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not proceed with this request.