About the Library

Located on the campus of Victoria University in the Emmanuel College building, Emmanuel Library is one of the most beautiful libraries at the University of Toronto. It provides a tranquil setting for studying and research. The collection includes approximately 80,000 items, and contains books, journals, and electronic and audio-visual materials in theology and Christianity, which support graduate studies at Emmanuel College.

Areas of Strength

General Collection

  • Bible
  • Worship
  • Preaching
  • Pastoral Care
  • Christian Education
  • Reformed History/Theology
  • United Church of Canada
  • Methodism
  • Hymnology
  • John & Charles Wesley
  • Ecumenism
  • World Council of Churches

Special Collections

  • Wesleyana
  • Northrop Frye
  • James Evans
  • Peter Jones
  • Erasmus
  • John Webster Grant
  • Reuben Butchart (Disciples of Christ)
  • S.A. Nigosian
  • A.H. Reynar
  • Besly Family
  • Ernest G. Clarke

Note:

All Special Collections are housed in the E. J. Pratt Library. Please ask for assistance in accessing these items.

Fun fact:

The music video, “Head over Heels” by the English band Tears for Fears was filmed in Emmanuel library in June 1985.

In February 2015, the Emmanuel College students made their version

Location

Emmanuel Library

3rd Floor, Emmanuel College
75 Queen’s Park Crescent East,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 1K7

Note:

on Saturdays you can only access the Emmanuel College building from the west-side entrance on Queen’s Park Crescent.

 

Library Hours

September 12th - Dec 16th:  
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED
December 17th & 18th CLOSED
December 19th & 20th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 21st - January 1st CLOSED
January 2nd - April 9th  
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

Holiday Closures

Monday, October 10th Thanksgiving
Dec 21 - Jan 1st Christmas
Monday, February 20th Family Day
Friday, April 14th Good Friday