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


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


Emmanuel Library

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


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


Library Hours

July 4th - September 3rd  
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
September 5th - 8th  
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

Monday, August 7th Civic Holiday
Monday, September 4th Labour Day
Monday, October 9th Thanksgiving Day
December 21st - January 2nd Christmas/New Years