The Library’s collections centre around the history of the book and the technical and material aspects of the book arts, including the history, practice and technique of printing, illustration, typography, graphic arts, papermaking and binding from the late 18th century through to the mid 20th century. To access library materials, search the U of T Library Catalogue for a call number, and contact the Assistant Librarian, Julia Warren (, to make an appointment or for more information about particular collections. All collections are non-circulating. Many items are still being catalogued; if you are interested in a particular publication and you are unable to locate it using a title search within the UofT Library Catalogue, please contact us. To make an appointment email

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