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 materials on  Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sacred Music, and Spiritual Care, which support graduate studies at Emmanuel College.

Areas of Strength

General Collection

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Buddhism
  • Sacred Music
  • Spiritual Care
  • Worship
  • Preaching
  • Bible
  • Theology
  • Qur'an
  • Methodism
  • United Church of Canada

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.

Check out the interior view of our library on Google Maps:

Library Hours

July 2nd - August 30th:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

September 3rd - 8th:

Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

September 9th - December 13th:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday: CLOSED

December 14th - December 23rd

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

December 24th - January 5th:




Holiday Closures:

Civic Holiday Monday, August 5, 2024
Labour Day Monday, September 2, 2024
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 14, 2024
Christmas / New Year Tuesday, December 24, 2024 to Sunday, January 5, 2025 (inclusive).