Libraries and Archives


Update, July 12, 2022:

ROM Library and Archives will be closed the week of August 8, 2022 for collections maintenance.

ROM Library and Archives is open on a by-appointment basis. Individuals wishing to consult materials in the ROM Library and Archives’ collections can book a research appointment via our online booking system.

  • Library hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Access: Bloor Street Entrance. Upon entering the building, please notify a member of staff that you have a research appointment at ROM Library and Archives. Also, please keep a copy of your appointment confirmation with you.
  • Catalogue: Search ROM Library and Archives’ holdings via the University of Toronto Libraries’ online catalogue,

The Bishop White Committee Library remains closed; however, researchers can request materials from the Bishop White Committee Library, Egyptology Library, or West Asia Library collections for consultation when scheduling their appointment. Library materials are non-circulating and for in-library use only.

Wearing a face mask inside the Museum is no longer required, however ROM encourages all visitors who wish to wear a face mask to continue to do so, based on their discretion and comfort level. We ask visitors to postpone their visit should they be feeling unwell. For more information on what you need to know before visiting the museum, please access the Visitor Guide.

While ROM continues to adhere to health and safety guidelines to keep you safe, an inherent risk of exposure to the transmission of viruses such as COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By being in public spaces like ROM, you voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure.