The E.P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian centre for research in art.
The AGO Library is now open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Appointments will no longer be necessary for use of the main library collection. Access to rare books, archives and special collections is still by appointment. We strongly encourage researchers to wear a mask in consideration of other researchers and staff sharing the space. However, masks are not strictly required and we cannot guarantee a fully masked environment during public hours. Through our public programs, visitors can engage with our specialized collections and staff. The Library & Archives is open free of charge to the public. Our collections do not circulate.
To book an appointment for access to rare books, archives and special collections, please send an email to [email protected]
Search our online catalogue
Please use the online catalogue to search for book titles in advance of your visit.
What's in our Collection?
Learn about the Library & Archives collection areas and view collection highlights.
A growing collection of digitized AGO exhibition catalogues and other publications is available through the Internet Archive library. Additional digital resources are available to staff and onsite visitors – please contact [email protected] for more information.