Libraries and Archives

[scent free environment]

HOLIDAY HOURS:
The Richard Wernham and Julia West Library & Archives, and the Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia will be closed from Saturday, December 23, 2017 through to Monday, January 1, 2018, inclusive. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Dec 17
closed
Dec 18
10:00-5:00
Dec 19
10:00-5:00
Dec 20
10:00-5:00
Dec 21
10:00-5:00
Dec 22
10:00-5:00
Dec 23
closed
Dec 24
closed
Dec 25
closed
Dec 26
closed
Dec 27
closed
Dec 28
closed
Dec 29
closed
Dec 30
closed
Dec 31
closed
Jan 1
closed
Jan 2
10:00-5:00
Jan 3
10:00-5:00
Jan 4
10:00-5:00
Jan 5
10:00-5:00
Jan 6
closed
             

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Libraries & Archives are open to the general public each weekday, except holidays. As reference libraries, our collections are predominantly non-circulating, materials are in-library use only.

As a member of the University of Toronto Library system, ROM library holdings can be searched via the University of Toronto online catalogue.

The ROM Libraries & Archives are scent-free environments, please refrain from using scented personal products when you come visit us.  We thank you for sharing the air.

Richard Wernham and Julia West Library
[Sackler Reading Room, Main Library]
  • hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm
  • access: via the Museum entrance on Bloor Street
  • collection focus:

    • arts & archaeology of western cultures and Indigenous peoples of the Americas
    • earth sciences - geology, geochronology, mineralogy
    • life sciences - botany, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, zoology
    • palaeontology
    • museology
Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia
Far Eastern Library

 

  • hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm
  • access: via the Museum staff entrance on south side of ROM building
  • collection focus:

    • arts & archaeology of Asian, Egyptian, Near & Middle Eastern cultures
  • Note: To ensure access, please call ahead at 416-586-5718
Museum Archives
  • hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm
  • access: via the Museum entrance on Bloor Street
  • collection focus:

    • documents relating to the institutional history of the ROM, including manuscripts and photographs