The AGO’s Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives
Welcome to the library and archives
Did you know that the AGO is home to one of Canada’s premier art libraries? We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about art or is looking for a quiet place to read or study. This is the place to find out more about your favourite artist or work of art.
Access to the library is free of charge. Our friendly staff is here to help you discover the wealth of art information in our collections.
In addition to our general collections, searchable in our online catalogue, we have rare and unique holdings:
(Note: You must reserve a time slot for the Archives – book online now! We’ll be happy to help you find the material you need and have it ready for you on your arrival.)
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:
|Monday – Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday – Friday||Saturday – Sunday|
|E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives||CLOSED||1 pm – 8 pm
(Closing at 5 pm on December 12)
|1 pm – 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