The AGO’s Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives
Welcome to the library and archives
Beginning in July 2013, the Research Library is open to external clients by appointment only, Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:45 pm (during the academic year, Sept - June, we are open Wednesday nights until 8:00 pm). Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance of your visit. Please note that space is limited, and we cannot guarantee that your preferred date and time can be accommodated.
You can schedule for a morning (10:00 - 12:00); afternoon (1:00 - 4:45); or all day visit. The library is not open on weekends.
To request an appointment, please send an email to email@example.com, with a brief description of your topic of research, and the date and time that you would like to use the library. Once your email request has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email, and within 24 hours a librarian will contact you for the final details of your visit. If you would prefer to make an appointment by phone, you can leave a message at the following number: 416-979-6642
Please note that the library no longer answers email or telephone reference questions.
Book collections are searchable through our online catalogue. Special collections holdings may be browsed using the alphabetical list. This list include links to detailed online finding aids where applicable. AGO archives document the history of Gallery since 1900 and the Grange house since 1820. For more information on archives and special collections, or to book an appointment, please contact archives staff.
Our Research Pathfinders will help you find the best books and articles for selected topics related to the AGO’s art collection.
Laptops and Cameras Welcome
Our reading room is equipped with Wifi and electrical outlets at each table. Three computer workstations are available for use in the general reference area.
Researchers are welcome to use their own digital cameras to make reproductions for research use only.
Photocopying facilities are available.
Ontario College of Art & Design University
We serve as the adjunct art history library for OCAD University.
If you are an OCAD graduate student or faculty member read our Orientation Guide for OCAD Library Affiliates for more information.
Hours and Directions
We’re located on the concourse level of the AGO, accessible through the Weston Family Learning Centre.
- Enter the Gallery through the main doors.
- Turn right and walk past the coat check area (or check your coat and bag first).
- Head down the stairs and through the Weston Family Learning Centre to get to the library.
View a floor plan of the AGO.
E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives Hours of Operation (by appointment only):
|Monday||Tuesday – Friday||Saturday – Sunday|
|E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives||CLOSED||10 am – 4:45 pm||CLOSED|
Contacting the Research Library & Archives
Located in the Chalmers Wing (basement level), 317 Dundas Street West.
Phone: 416 979 6642
Fax: 416 979 6602
Art Gallery of Ontario
E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
317 Dundas Street West