Hours and Location

Construction notice and access to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Due to ongoing renovations, some of our regular entrances are closed. 
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is open to members of the University of Toronto community, visiting scholars, and the public.

The Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room is open 9:00-4:45 from Monday to Friday. During ongoing construction in Spring 2024, access to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library may be affected by rotating closures to the entrances located at the top of stairs on the corner of St. George & Harbord Streets. Please follow the signage outside of the building to enter the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Alternatively, researchers can enter the Fisher Library through the Robarts Library/Accessible entrance, situated at 130 St. George Street at street level. If you are having trouble finding us, please call the Reading room at 416-978-5344. 
(Last Updated: April 23, 2024)


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Please note: Our Thursday evening extended hours has ended for the 2023/24 academic year. Thursday evening hours will be offered again beginning September 2024.

The Reading Room closes 15 minutes prior to the library's closing.

2024 closures: January 1-2, Feburary 19, March 29, May 20, June 28, July 1, August 5, August 19-30, September 2, October 14, December 24-31

Please note: The library will be closed August 19-30, 2024.

**Personal effects including notebooks and laptops will be inspected as readers exit the Library**

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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.