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Toronto Public Library


The Toronto Reference Library (previously the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library) is a six storey facility in Toronto, Ontario, opened in 1977. The library was designed by architect Raymond Moriyama and is part of the Toronto Public Library system, but its collection is mostly non-circulating.

Now part of the the larger Toronto Public Library system, prior to 1998, it operated separately. It is one of three large libraries in the city, which includes the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto and Scott Library at York University.
The library collection consists of:
* 1.5 million volumes (monographs and bound periodicals)
* 2.5 million other materials (films, tapes, microforms, maps, fine art, ephemera, etc.)
* 360,000 linear metres of manuscript materials
Among the special collections is 1) the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, a collection devoted to the works of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, 2) the Baldwin Room, a collection of books, manuscripts, ephemera, maps and pictures relating to Upper Canada (now Ontario) and to early Toronto, named after Robert Baldwin a leading political reformer in Upper Canada and pre-Confederation Premier. The library also has an extensive performing arts collection, including papers and information on many Canadian artists, such as Al Waxman and The Dumbells

Materials for this collection provided by: Toronto Public Library


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by McEvoy, Bernard, 1842-1932; Finlay, A. H
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