Libraries and Archives

The Library & Archives, and the Far Eastern Library will be closed on Labour Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

[scent free environment]

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

As part of the University of Toronto Library system, the ROM library holdings can be found through 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.

Main Library
[Sackler Reading Room, Main Library]
  • hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm
  • access: via Museum entrance on Bloor Street
  • collection focus:
    • arts & archaeology of western cultures and of aboriginal peoples of North America
    • earth sciences - geology, geochronology, mineralogy
    • life sciences - botany, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, zoology
    • palaeontology
Far Eastern Library
Far Eastern Library

 

  • hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm
  • access: via 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 extension 2 or 3
Museum Archives
  • hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm
  • access: via Museum entrance on Bloor Street
  • collection focus:
    • historical documents relating to the Museum, including manuscripts and photographs

 

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