Toronto

Secret Libraries of New York & Toronto

Enjoyed this article on some of the members only and hidden libraries around New York. Most large cities can boast hidden or member-only libraries. As a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Student Chapter I’ve been able to tour many of these. I would love to go on a quest to write a similar article about the lesser known Toronto libraries. I recently learned about a few libraries that I did not know existed, such as the ROM, Textile Museum, and University Club:

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The ROM has two libraries and an archive which are open to the public for research.

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The Textile museum also has a research collection for use by the public at the H. N. Pullar Library.

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The University Club of Toronto is a members-only group for University graduates. Their library no longer holds many books, but is a beautiful dining room and is used for events.

I will keep my eyes out for more items to add to this list. I’ll be going on a tour of some special libraries next month in Toronto and will hopefully get a chance to blog about them afterwards.

Head over to SLA…

Check out my blog post on three tours I attended in Toronto with the SLA UWO Student Chapter.

A piece of advice I give often is to attend as many library tours as possible. I think it is so important to become familiar with the work environment of libraries before you work in one, and it is a great networking opportunity as well.

Click on the link above and see what I learned on these tours!