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About the Library

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

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


December 10th -12th  
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
December 13th - 19th  
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 20th - January 4th CLOSED
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

Holiday Closures  
Dec. 20th - Jan. 4th Christmas
Monday, February 16th Family Day
Friday, April 3rd Good Friday
Monday, May 18th Victoria Day