Hours and Location


Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
*Thursday: 9am-8 pm
Sat & Sun: closed

* Note: The Fisher offers extended hours (open until 8 pm on Thursdays) from September 22 to April 27 during the 2016/17 academic year.

The Reading Room closes 15 minutes before the building closes.

Closed on statutory and University holidays.


2017 closures: February 20, April 14, May 22, July 3, August 7, **Monday, August 21 to Monday, September 4 inclusive**, October 9, December 21-31.

**Please note that the Fisher library will be closed for two weeks from Monday August 21 to Monday September 4, reopening on Tuesday September 5th**

For information about the hours of other libraries on campus see the Library Hours at a Glance page.


Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
120 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is located at the north-west corner of St. George and Harbord Streets, immediately to the South of the main University Library, Robarts.

By public transportation: Take the Bloor Danforth Subway line to St. George Station; exit at the St. George end and walk south two blocks.

By car: Parking is limited in the immediate University area; however there is an underground parking lot across the street from the University Library, in the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management.



Special note about construction:
Beginning November 15, 2016, we will be renovating the libary to improve the thermal performance of the exterior, which will prevent condensation inside the building. Once complete, the new exterior will match the existing look of the building. During construction, entrance to the Fisher Library will be through either the east or west staircase of Robarts Library at various times during the project. Signage will be posted regarding these changes as they occur. The main entrance from St. George Street to Robarts Library will be accessible at all times.