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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

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.


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


January 5th - April 12th  
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
April 13th - June 30th  
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures  
Friday, April 3rd Good Friday
Monday, May 18th Victoria Day
Wednesday, July 1st Canada Day
Monday, August 3rd Civic Holiday