Hours and Location

Reading Room:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 9am-4:45pm

The Reading Room will be closed for a class on Wednesday, February 28th from 1:30-4PM.


Where are we?

UTARMS is located on the fourth floor of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, adjacent to Robarts Library, to the south.

Researchers can access the Archives via the stairs at the corner of St. George & Harbord Streets. Enter the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library from the side entrance at the top of the stairs on the left (not the revolving doors).

Fisher Library entrance as seen from inside Robarts Library

Archives Reading Room entrance

Accessible entrance (no stairs):

  • Enter Robarts Library from the street-level St. George Street entrance and scan T-Card at the screening checkpoint (U of T students, staff and faculty), or inform staff that you have an appointment at the Archives (external/non-UofT Researchers).
  • Keep right, and continue straight pass the Information Commons computers and then take the escalators or elevators to get to the 2nd floor.
  • From the elevators: exit the elevator, go through the gates and turn left towards the other set of gates. Once through the second set of gates, turn right and proceed towards the Fisher Library. To the right of the steps, there is a ramp.
  • From the escalators: proceed through the gates, turn right, and proceed towards the Fisher Library. To the right of the steps, there is a ramp.
  • Please let us know if you would prefer to have a UTARMS staff member meet you at the street-level entrance of Robarts Library and accompany you to the Fisher Library.
Ramp on the 2nd floor of Robarts Library
Ramp next to steps on the 2nd floor of Robarts Library
Fisher Library entrance as seen from inside Robarts Library
Fisher Library entrance from inside of Robarts Library (2nd floor)

Washrooms

  • Washrooms are located on the fourth floor outside the Archives Reading Room.
  • An accessible, all-gender washroom is located on the first floor of Robarts Library, room 1013, near the left-side Information Commons.

Save time!

Are you coming to consult one of our collections? Let us know ahead of time so we can pull the material and have it ready for you when you arrive.

If you plan to use our overhead scanner, don't forget to bring a USB flash drive or memory key.


Coming from off-campus?