Special Collections

The Kelly Library Special Collections chiefly consist of archival, manuscript, and rare books collections. All items in Special Collections are non-circulating and can only be used in the Special Collections Reading Room.

COVID-19 Notice

COVID19 NOTICE

The Reading Room is currently closed due to precautionary COVID-19 measures. We are available to answer any questions at specialcollections.kellylibrary
@utoronto.ca.


The Reading Room is closed right now, but when it reopens, please email us for an appointment and we will do our best to accommodate you. Seating is limited.

Before visiting, you are warmly encouraged to review our Procedures & Handling Guidelines. Rare materials damage easily. But if well-treated they can last many generations and, in some cases, hundreds of years.

Although the Reading Room is closed, we are still accepting Reproductions requests and are happy to answer research questions. Don’t hesitate to reach out.