ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The collections of the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives provide a research context for the collection and public programs of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
In addition to supporting general art research, the library’s 380,000+ volumes include Rare Books and Artists’ Books ranging from folios and art historical books from the 17th century to the present, illustrated books and magazines, travel guides, art sales catalogues, and artists’ books and multiples. Book collections can be searched in the library’s online catalogue.
The Special Collections are one of the most important concentrations of archival material on the visual arts in Canada. There are over 140 individual collections documenting major artists, art dealers and collectors, artist-run galleries, and other people and organizations that have shaped the Canadian art world.
The AGO Archives document the history of the Gallery since 1900, and of The Grange house since 1820. Popular series include exhibition files, publicity scrapbooks, architectural plans, photographs, records of the Gallery School, and correspondence.
Please visit the Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives page for information on access, finding aids, and visiting hours.