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Welcome to the Canadian Libraries page. The Toronto scanning centre was established in 2004 on the campus of the University of Toronto. From its humble beginnings, Internet Archive Canada has worked with more 250 institutions, in providing their unique material(s) with open access and sharing these collections the world over. From the Archives of the Sisters of Service to the University of Alberta, IAC has digitized more than 600,000 unique texts as of September 2019.
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More right-solid SHOW DETAILS up-solid down-solid SORT BY VIEWS TITLE DATE ARCHIVED DATE PUBLISHED DATE REVIEWED CREATOR eye Title Date Published Creator 270.1M 270M University of Toronto - Robarts Library collection 214,581 ITEMS 270.1M VIEWS - - collection
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The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university. Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items. The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in...
39.9M 40M University of Alberta Libraries collection 114,672 ITEMS 39.9M VIEWS - - collection
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The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president, it is widely recognized as one of the best universities in Canada. The main campus covers 50 city blocks with over 90 buildings directly across the North Saskatchewan River from downtown Edmonton. The University of Alberta library system, received a tremendous boost...
37.8M 38M University of Ottawa collection 55,406 ITEMS 37.8M VIEWS - - collection
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Since 1848 the University of Ottawa has been Canada's university. Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the University has emerged as a vibrant "centre of learning", with a total population including students, teaching and support staff - of 40,000. The largest bilingual university in North America, the University is a major player in the cultural and economic development of the National Capital Region. Livres de l’Université d’Ottawa L’Université d’Ottawa est...
36.2M 36M University of Alberta Libraries - The CIHM Monograph Collection collection 76,800 ITEMS 36.2M VIEWS - - collection
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A collection of publications dating back to the early 17th century that are about Canada, or written and published by Canadians, scanned from microfiche. The full set of metadata records for this collection can be downloaded from: The CIHM Monograph Collection represents an important part of our national story. It is a collection of publications dating back to the early 17th century that are about Canada, or written and published by Canadians. To...
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31.7M 32M University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre collection 27,117 ITEMS 31.7M VIEWS - - collection
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The Gerstein Science Information Centre is the University of Toronto's flagship library supporting the sciences and health sciences. The largest science and health science academic library in Canada, Gerstein has a collection of over 945,000 print volumes of journals and books, and also provides access to over 100,000 online journals and books. The Gerstein Science Information Centre's collection consists primarily of material on the sciences, including the health sciences, medicine, physics,...
24.7M 25M University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library collection 15,217 ITEMS 24.7M VIEWS - - collection
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The John M. Kelly Library is the largest federated college library at UofT. It is also one of more than 40 libraries at the university. Although our collections cover a wide range of subjects, we tend to focus on humanities disciplines including Catholic theology, the Middle Ages, book history and media, Celtic Studies, and English, French, Italian, Slavic and German literature. The John M. Kelly Library's print collection of over 300,000 volumes is developed in support of undergraduate...
11.8M 12M University of Victoria Libraries Collection collection 44,523 ITEMS 11.8M VIEWS - - collection
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The University of Victoria Libraries includes the William C. Mearns Centre for Learning / McPherson Library, the Diana M. Priestly Law Library in the Fraser Building, and the Curriculum Library in the MacLaurin Building. Materials for this collection provided by: University of Victoria Libraries
11.4M 11M Daily Colonist Newspaper Collection collection 37,515 ITEMS 11.4M VIEWS - - collection
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A special project of the University of Victoria Library's Digital Collections. Digitized versions of The Daily Colonist. More information about The Daily Colonist and it's related titles can be found on the project's website, The British Colonist .
11M 11M PIMS - University of Toronto collection 9,336 ITEMS 11M VIEWS - - collection
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“The Pontifical Institute has long appeared to observers to be the most substantial centre of medieval scholarship in North America.” —GEORGE HOLMES, Chichele Professor of Medieval History, All Souls College, Oxford The Institute Library, which opened in 1929 with a mere 3,000 titles donated by St Michael’s College, today has holdings of about 120,000 volumes whose lustre is enhanced and complemented by specialized collections of 9,000 reels of microfilm and 50,000 slides. The...
9.8M 9.8M Canadian Government Publications Portal collection 26,365 ITEMS 9.8M VIEWS - - collection
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Internet Archive Canada, with advice and assistance from government and university librarians across Canada, have digitized more than 20,000 Canadian Government publications and made them freely available online. This page is meant to serve as a portal for discovering publications digitized by Internet Archive Canada, to be a reference for future digitization initiatives and provide incentive to grow the list of titles that have been preserved and dedicated to the public domain. Beginning in...
8.2M 8.2M Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library collection 22,382 ITEMS 8.2M VIEWS - - collection
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The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is a library in the University of Toronto, constituting the largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. Among the collection's items are the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493), Shakespeare's First Folio (1623), Newton's Principia (1687), and Darwin's proof copy (with annotations) of On the Origin of Species (1859). Other collections include Babylonian cuneiform tablet from Ur (1789 B.C.), 36 Egyptian papyrus manuscript fragments...
4.1M 4.1M Centre d'études du 19e siècle français - Joseph Sablé - Centre for 19th Century French Studies collection 7,848 ITEMS 4.1M VIEWS - - collection
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The Sablé Collection for 19th Century French Studies is located within the Rare Book collection at the John M. Kelly Library and contains over 500 books by and about Émile Zola. The Sablé Collection is comprised of some 12,000 volumes (most of them in original edition) on French Romanticism and French history and society in the 19th century. The collection also contains a number of period journals available in printed editions and on microfilm. The Zola Collection includes all of Emile...
4M 4.0M John W. Graham Library, Trinity College collection 2,982 ITEMS 4M VIEWS - - collection
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The John W. Graham Library at Trinity College is part of the University of Toronto library system and open to all members of the University. Its roots go back to 1828, and today it occupies a heritage building renewed for the 21st century. The Graham Library's collection of more than 200,000 volumes is strongest in international relations, ethics, and the humanities, as well as theological disciplines and resources related to the Anglican Church. Materials for this collection provided by: John...
3.6M 3.6M The Ontario Council of University Libraries and Member Libraries collection 17,299 ITEMS 3.6M VIEWS - - collection
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The Ontario council of University Libraries is a consortium of twenty-one university libraries in the province of Ontario. The member libraries cooperate to enhance information services through resource sharing, collective purchasing, document delivery and many other similar activities. OCUL’s vision is to be a recognized leader in provincial, national and international post-secondary communities for the collaborative development and delivery of outstanding and innovative library services...
3.1M 3.1M Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks collection 9,509 ITEMS 3.1M VIEWS - - collection
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Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has been protecting Ontario’s environment for over 40 years. Using stringent regulations, targeted enforcement and a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, the ministry continues to address environmental issues that have local, regional and/or global effects. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is responsible for protecting clean and safe air, land and water to ensure healthy...
2.8M 2.8M Music - University of Toronto collection 4,555 ITEMS 2.8M VIEWS - - collection
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Our music library is one of the best in North America, boasting a collection of over 250,000 volumes and 160,000 recordings. We also provide access to an ever-expanding number of electronic journals and resources. We are located in one of the world's most vibrant, multicultural, and arts-oriented cities, and situated next door to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Based on publications and citations, the University of Toronto leads Canadian research universities in...
2.7M 2.7M OISE/UT Library collection 2,887 ITEMS 2.7M VIEWS - - collection
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OISE is recognized as a global leader in graduate programs in teaching and learning, continuing teacher education, and education research. We are the largest and most research-intensive institute of education in Canada and one of the largest in North America. For more than a century, OISE has helped to transform education in Ontario, throughout Canada and around the world.
 Material for this collection provided by: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
2.4M 2.4M University of Toronto collection 427,819 ITEMS 2.4M VIEWS - - collection
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The University of Toronto Library , one of the top 3 Research and Academic Libraries in North America, hosts a scanning center that is leveraged by many Canadian libraries. Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 75,000 students across three campuses (St. George,...
2.3M 2.3M E.J. Pratt Library collection 1,608 ITEMS 2.3M VIEWS - - collection
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Located on the Victoria University campus, the E.J. Pratt Library collection numbers approximately 250,000 items and contains books, periodicals, documents, pamphlets and specialized material, excluding theology, which support undergraduate studies at Victoria University. General Collections include: Canadian Studies Classics English French German literature History Near Eastern Studies Philosophy Political Science Religious Studies Special Collections Include: William Blake Samuel Taylor...
2.2M 2.2M Emmanuel College Library, Victoria University collection 1,470 ITEMS 2.2M VIEWS - - collection
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Located on the campus of Victoria University in the Emmanuel College building, Emmanuel Library is one of the most beautiful libraries at the University of Toronto. It provides a tranquil setting for studying and research. The collection includes approximately 80,000 items, and contains books, journals, and electronic and audio-visual materials in theology and Christianity, which support graduate studies at Emmanuel College. Materials for this collection provided by: Emmanuel College Library,...
2.2M 2.2M Queen's University Library collection 10,002 ITEMS 2.2M VIEWS - - collection
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As the top-ranked university library in its category for number of holdings per student, the Library’s collections compare favourably with the very top Canadian research libraries. University investment in acquisitions, combined with the power of consortial purchasing of digital information resources through the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL-Scholars Portal), have contributed to a dramatic expansion of the Library’s...
2.2M 2.2M The University of British Columbia Library collection 2,945 ITEMS 2.2M VIEWS - - collection
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The University of British Columbia Library stands out as a leading institution in North America and a high-ranking member of the Association of Research Libraries ( ARL ). The Library's collections include 5.8 million volumes, 5.3 million microforms, more than 833,000 maps, audio, video and graphic materials, and more than 80,000 serial titles. Digital initiatives include collecting and providing long-term access to electronic publications and archival records, providing new and more efficient...
2.2M 2.2M York University Libraries collection 3,145 ITEMS 2.2M VIEWS - - collection
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York University is now Canada's third largest university, world-renowned for attracting students who forge their own unique paths. A community of faculty, students and staff committed to academic freedom, social justice, accessible education, and collegial self-governance, York University makes innovation its tradition. Materials for this collection provided by: York University
1.8M 1.8M McGill University Library collection 17,094 ITEMS 1.8M VIEWS - - collection
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The McGill University Library holds more than seven million items in its various collections, which are located in numerous branches across McGill’s downtown and Macdonald campuses. Receiving over 5 million visits annually, and millions more visits online, it is an invaluable support system for the McGill community, with rich collections, comprehensive information resources, innovative services and attractive, comfortable facilities. For more information: Materials for...
Topic: McGill University Library Digitized Title
1.7M 1.7M Sessional Papers of Canada Collection collection 3,113 ITEMS 1.7M VIEWS - - collection
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The Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada-- Sessional Papers are reports and papers which have been tabled in the House of Commons (and sometimes the Senate) and deposited with the Clerk. These papers include annual reports of government departments and boards, the Estimates, the Public Accounts, and the reports of the Royal Commissions. Material for this collection has been provided by Robarts Library, University of Toronto; Toronto Public Library: Research and Reference Libraries ; Brian...
1.6M 1.6M The University of Western Ontario collection 3,595 ITEMS 1.6M VIEWS - - collection
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Located in London, Ontario and founded in 1878, The University of Western Ontario is one of Canada's oldest universities. Western is committed to its mission of providing the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities. A vibrant centre of learning, Western is home to approximately 3,500 full-time faculty and staff members and approximately 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Through its 12 Faculties, and three affiliated Colleges, the University...
1.6M 1.6M University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library collection 4,995 ITEMS 1.6M VIEWS - - collection
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The history of the East Asian Library goes back a long time. In 1933, the Rev. William C. White, former Anglican Bishop of Henan, China, heard of a fine Chinese library for sale. It consisted of about 40,000 volumes collected by a scholar Mr. Mu Hsueh Hsun (1880 - 1929). He was the former secretary at the German Legation in Peking. Bishop White immediately put in an offer of $10,500 which was accepted. Then Bishop White, Dr. Sigmund Samuel, Sir Robert Mond, and Professor John C. Ferguson put...
1.5M 1.5M Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada collection 3,033 ITEMS 1.5M VIEWS - - collection
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Publications contributed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Canadian Agriculture Library) Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (Bibliothèque canadienne de l'agriculture) a contribué les publications. English Français
1.5M 1.5M Government of Alberta Publications Collection collection 15,213 ITEMS 1.5M VIEWS - - collection
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This collection contains government publications created by the Government of Alberta’s ministries and agencies. Documents from most ministries and agencies are included, however the collection heavily features content related to education (Alberta Education, Alberta Learning, Student Evaluation Branch, etc.) as well as resources and the environment. Note: this is not an inclusive collection of all departmental publications produced. Current Government of Alberta publications can be found...
1.4M 1.4M Toronto Public Library collection 883 ITEMS 1.4M VIEWS - - collection
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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...
1.4M 1.4M Statistics Canada, Statistique Canada collection 2,723 ITEMS 1.4M VIEWS - - collection
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Census Publications, Publications des recensements. Books contributed by Statistics Canada. Statistics Canada Library / bibliothèque de Statistique Canada Statistics Canada, a member of the Industry Portfolio, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture. In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life. Materials for this...
1.3M 1.3M Canadian Trade Journals Collection collection 938 ITEMS 1.3M VIEWS - - collection
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A collection of Canadian Trade Journals and Catalogues provided by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Toronto Public Library. Farmer's Magazine, March 1913 Canadian Home Journal, September 1920 Men's Wear Review, 1921 See a Tag Cloud for Trade Journals and Catalogues.
1.2M 1.2M University of Toronto Archives collection 6,446 ITEMS 1.2M VIEWS - - collection
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The University of Toronto Archives was established in 1965 as a unit within the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Its antecedents, however, date back much further to the Art Room in what is now the Science and Medicine Library. It has been located on the fourth floor of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library since 1972. Along with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, it forms part of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Libraries. The...
1.2M 1.2M Regis College Library collection 966 ITEMS 1.2M VIEWS - - collection
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Regis College is the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto, one of North America's Roman Catholic ecclesiastical faculties. Inspired by the charism of St. Ignatius of Loyola and faithful to the Roman Catholic tradition, Regis serves women and men called to minister to people of many faiths and cultures. Central to our mission is the affirmation of our Jesuit/Ignatian heritage as we continue to form candidates coming to us in preparation for ordination. As well, we are a...
1.1M 1.1M Library and Archives Canada - Bibliothèque et Archives Canada collection 847 ITEMS 1.1M VIEWS - - collection
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Books from Library and Archives Canada - Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Topic: government documents, federal, provincial, journals, senate, public accounts, house of commons,...
1M 1.0M University of Alberta Libraries Education Curriculum Guides collection 3,084 ITEMS 1M VIEWS - - collection
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Print versions of this unique collection of Alberta Education curriculum guides and programs of study are housed in the Curriculum Historical Collection at the H.T. Coutts Education and Physical Education Library . These resources are of interest to researchers in all programs in the Faculty of Education. Digitization of these items now enables many more researchers to search and obtain access to these historical documents. Search University of Alberta Education Guides:
957,813 958K Brock University collection 919 ITEMS 957,813 VIEWS - - collection
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Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula in St. Catharines, Ont., Brock University is the only Canadian university with the distinction of being part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The University offers strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary degree programs that include co-op and other experiential learning opportunities to a student population of more than 17,000. Brock University graduates continue to enjoy one of the highest employment rates of all Ontario...
957,512 958K John M. Kelly Library: Special Collections and Archives collection 1,351 ITEMS 957,512 VIEWS - - collection
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The Rare Books Collections include most works owned by the Library which were published before 1850 as well as later works which are exceptionally valuable, are numerically scarce, or have significant provenance. The collections are strongest in Catholic history and theology and in French literature. Collection Highlights: Counter-Reformation Collection John Henry Newman Collection G.K. Chesterton Collection Marshall McLuhan Collection Soulerin Collection USMC Publications Collection Sablé...
863,364 863K Sessional Papers of Canada by Volume, English collection 594 ITEMS 863,364 VIEWS - - collection
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Sessional Papers of Canada by Volume. Material published in English.
855,826 856K Engineering - University of Toronto collection 371 ITEMS 855,826 VIEWS - - collection
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Engineering - University of Toronto
846,925 847K University of Toronto - Mississauga collection 782 ITEMS 846,925 VIEWS - - collection
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Books from the University of Toronto, UTM Library at Mississauga.
843,309 843K Carleton University Library collection 597 ITEMS 843,309 VIEWS - - collection
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Welcome to Carleton University, Canada’s capital university! Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. Many of Ontario’s leading high tech companies surround our campus where cutting-edge research joins with highly innovative teaching to solve real-life problems. Members of a dynamic,...
779,496 779K Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection collection 6,612 ITEMS 779,496 VIEWS - - collection
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Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
703,403 703K McGill Student Publications collection 9,887 ITEMS 703,403 VIEWS - - collection
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The McGill Student publications collection comprises a variety of publications from 1875 to 2001. The chief long-standing student newspaper at McGill, The McGill Daily, was founded in 1911. It had been preceded by the McGill (University) Gazette, the McGill Fortnightly, the McGill Outlook and the (McGill) Martlet.
Topic: McGill Student Publications
695,104 695K The Legislative Assembly of Ontario Collection collection 953 ITEMS 695,104 VIEWS - - collection
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Situated in the Legislative Building's north wing, the Library traces its roots back to 1792 when it began as the parliamentary Library of Upper Canada. It now provides timely, professional and comprehensive information and research services to Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPPs), legislative committees and Legislative Assembly officials. While not open to the public, the Library makes a number of information papers available online and works with other libraries to ensure that unique...
691,388 691K Carleton University - Archives and Research Collections collection 526 ITEMS 691,388 VIEWS - - collection
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Archives and Research Collections (ARC) was established in 2008. Its purpose is to serve research, teaching, and learning at Carleton University. ARC actively pursues, acquires, and makes available (regardless of format) archival collections from individuals, associations, and organizations. ARC also provides ongoing practicum education opportunities for students. The rare book collection in ARC acquires material by actively purchasing items to support academic research and teaching at the...
679,096 679K University of Guelph collection 797 ITEMS 679,096 VIEWS - - collection
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The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities because of our commitment to student learning and innovative research. We are dedicated to cultivating the essentials for our quality of life - water, food, environment, animal and human health, community, commerce, culture and learning. The University community also shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues and a concern for international development. Ontario...
657,614 658K Wiedrick Historical Education Curriculum Collection - Textbooks collection 4,162 ITEMS 657,614 VIEWS - - collection
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Print versions of this unique collection of textbooks that were approved for use in Alberta schools are housed in the Curriculum Historical Collection at the H.T. Coutts Education and Physical Education Library . Digitization of these items now enables many more researchers to search and obtain access to these historical documents. Also of interest is the digitized curriculum guides collection .
648,033 648K Documents de la session de la Puissance du Canada collection 799 ITEMS 648,033 VIEWS - - collection
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Documents de la session de la Puissance du Canada. 1869-1925.
622,329 622K Earth Sciences University of Toronto collection 362 ITEMS 622,329 VIEWS - - collection
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Materials for this collection provided by: Earth Sciences Library University of Toronto.
592,569 593K University of Guelph Scottish Studies Collections collection 409 ITEMS 592,569 VIEWS - - collection
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The University of Guelph’s Scottish collection is one of the finest in the world. Interest in building Scottish and Scottish-Canadian holdings began after 1965 when the University of Guelph was established. Over the years, the Library has established rare book, manuscript, and archival resources which have gained national recognition. Among the monographic holdings there are numerous guidebooks and travel accounts and local histories relating to all areas of Scotland that contain fascinating...
539,811 540K Caven Library, Knox College collection 372 ITEMS 539,811 VIEWS - - collection
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Special collections of the Caven Library include the McKay Educational Resources collection, the Walter Allum Preaching Library and Rare Books Collection. The McKay Educational Resource Centre A continuing resource for students, primarily in the Christian Education concentration at Knox College. This collection specializes in materials, both books and audio visuals, relating to Christian Education, particularly curricula used by the Presbyterian Church in Canada as well as audio visual...
481,033 481K Selwyn House School collection 510 ITEMS 481,033 VIEWS - - collection
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Selwyn House School is an independent college preparatory school for boys in Kindergarten through Grade 11 (senior year in Quebec high schools). The school was founded in 1908 by Englishman Captain Algernon Lucas. It is named after Selwyn College, Cambridge University, which Lucas attended. Materials for this collection provided by: Selwyn House School
476,311 476K Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides Collection collection 2,404 ITEMS 476,311 VIEWS - - collection
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Material for this collection contributed by the Queens University Archives and the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, University of Toronto.
468,630 469K Thomas Fisher Libretti Collection collection 4,079 ITEMS 468,630 VIEWS - - collection
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Approximately 4000 works, primarily in Italian, first performed after 1815; also translations into other languages.
461,246 461K Dorothy H. Hoover Library - Ontario College of Art & Design collection 354 ITEMS 461,246 VIEWS - - collection
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The library was formed in 1922, one year after the Ontario College of Art moved into its own building in Grange Park. At that time, the college had a staff of seven instructors, six visiting instructor and three assistant instructors, under the direction of a principal and vice-principal, with 330 registered students. Robert Holmes(botanist, master of water colour technique, and flower painter) successfully lobbied for the establishment of a library and generously donated his personal book...
408,506 409K Rare Books and Special Collections collection 3,198 ITEMS 408,506 VIEWS - - collection
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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s...
Topic: Rare Books and Special Collections
400,410 400K Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance collection 161 ITEMS 400,410 VIEWS - - collection
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Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, is a not-for-profit research project with partners in Toronto (the headquarters), New York City, and Tempe. Iter was created for the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development of online resources. Iter is a not-for-profit partnership of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University , the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance...
397,894 398K John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation collection 691 ITEMS 397,894 VIEWS - - collection
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In the Spring of 2008, The Honourable John Yaremko presented the University of Toronto Library with an endowment to be used for special projects to preserve and improve access to Ukrainian materials held by Robarts and Thomas Fisher Rare Book Libraries. Details of the project are detailed by the Petro Jacyk Central & East European Resource Centre . The generosity of John Yaremko and the Foundation set up in his and his late wife Mary's name will allow the Library to preserve and make...
375,780 376K Bora Laskin Law Library collection 5,100 ITEMS 375,780 VIEWS - - collection
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Bora Laskin Law Library- University of Toronto Faculty of Law The Library's collection, which numbers over 253,000 volumes, supports the curriculum and research interests of the Faculty. It includes primary legal materials from the major common law countries such as Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom as well as from other selected jurisdictions. The Library subscribes to over 700 scholarly legal periodicals from around the world and collects legal and law-related texts and...
356,145 356K Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario collection 157 ITEMS 356,145 VIEWS - - collection
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Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario Freemasonry is the oldest and largest world wide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs. In our Province the governing body is called the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. It is...
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347,728 348K Royal Ontario Museum collection 547 ITEMS 347,728 VIEWS - - by Library and Archives, Royal Ontario Museum collection
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Founded in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages. Among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museum is home to a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural objects and natural history specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. As the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new discoveries, the ROM plays a...
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library 326,318 326K Vol 1: A dictionary of the English language : in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers : to which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar 1785 1785 by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 texts
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316,151 316K Thomas Fisher Astronomy collection 36 ITEMS 316,151 VIEWS - - collection
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Thomas Fisher Astronomy From the earliest humans to Claudius Ptolemaeus, Galileo Galilei, George Ellery Hale, Edwin Hubble to Geoffery Marcy; the study/science of astronomy and the night sky has always attempted to decipher the sun, the moon and the planets but also our place as humans, within the cosmos. This collection from the Fisher Rare Books Library is largely made of items from the Stillman Drake Collection (Galileo Galilei), editions from Johannes Kepler, Nicolaus Copernicus, John F.W...
308,018 308K St. Andrew's College Archives collection 357 ITEMS 308,018 VIEWS - - collection
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Established in 1899, St. Andrew's College is an independent all-boys residential and day school with a reputation that is highly respected in Canada and around the world. The school welcomes boarding and day students from Grade 6 to University Entrance. The St. Andrew’s education encourages boys to develop all-round skills in academics, athletics, arts and leadership. Materials for this collection provided by: St. Andrew's College
304,326 304K University of Toronto- Harry R. Abbott Dentistry Library collection 376 ITEMS 304,326 VIEWS - - collection
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The foundation of the Dentistry Library's rare books collection was started in 1897 when the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario purchased the personal library of the late Dr. George W. Beers of Montreal. Another significant contribution occurred in 1919, when Walter E. Willmott donated the collection of his father, Dr. James Branston Willmott, first Dean of the Dental College. In 1980, the Dentistry Library transferred over 250 of its rare books to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library,...
293,232 293K University of Toronto - Mathematical Sciences Library collection 309 ITEMS 293,232 VIEWS - - collection
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Officially opened in 1969 as a faculty and graduate student library, the Mathematical Sciences Library was built to strengthen research in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The library holds over 50,000 volumes of books and journals and has access to more than 100,000 online publications. Materials for this collection provided by: Mathematical Sciences Library
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280,081 280K Royal Commissions of Ontario collection 285 ITEMS 280,081 VIEWS - - collection
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Royal Commissions of Ontario are public, independent Inquiries appointed under the Public Inquiries Act of Ontario. A Royal Commission is established through an order of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in co-operation with the Premier of Ontario and the Provincial Cabinet. A Commissioner is appointed to oversee the inquiry into facts or matters of public interest and to publicly present recommendations on these matters.
275,677 276K John M. Kelly Library: Special Collections and Archives- Soulerin Collection collection 370 ITEMS 275,677 VIEWS - - collection
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The Soulerin Collection represents the pre-Confederation library of St. Michael's College. It is named in honour of the Reverend Jean Mathieu Soulerin who was the first Superior of the college from 1852 to 1865. The collection numbers almost 900 volumes (some 700 titles), most of which date from the late 18th or the early 19th century. The collection is strongest in British and European history, English and French literature, and Catholic theology. Material for this collection provided by:...
258,602 259K Ryerson University collection 96 ITEMS 258,602 VIEWS - - collection
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Ryerson is Canada's leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community. Guided by a bold Academic Plan, an ambitious research agenda, and a Master Plan to revitalize the campus and surrounding neighbourhood, Ryerson is the most applied-to university in Ontario relative to...
256,849 257K Islamic Studies Library collection 1,247 ITEMS 256,849 VIEWS - - collection
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The Islamic Studies library was founded in 1952, along with the Institute of Islamic Studies by Prof. Wilfred Cantwell Smith. The library has grown from a modest departmental collection to a very well regarded library of over 150,000 volumes covering the whole of Islamic civilization in a number of languages including Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu. This sizable and rich collection is unique in Canada with only the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library comparable in size and breadth. The...
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library 252,786 253K A complete dictionary of synonyms and antonyms ... with an appendix embracing a dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, colloquial phrases, etc - - by Fallows, Samuel, Bp., 1835-1922 texts
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246,318 246K Torontonensis Collection collection 69 ITEMS 246,318 VIEWS - - collection
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The yearbook of the University of Toronto, 1898-1966
University of Toronto - Robarts Library 245,767 246K Vol 1918: The Indian literary year-book and author's who is who - - texts
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PIMS - University of Toronto 243,497 243K Homiliary on Gospels from Easter to first Sunday of Advent - - by Heiric, of Auxerre, ca. 841-ca. 876 texts
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Internet Archive's 2 millionth Text Scanned Handwritten in Latin by a number of scribes in a script inspired by the court of Charlemagne, this rare and beautiful treasure from the first millennium of Christianity, is one of the gems in the renowned collection of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. The Institute is dedicated to transmitting the inheritance of the Middle Ages to new generations; to deepening our understanding of the life and ideals of Western culture in the time of its...
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Fetching more results DESCRIPTION Welcome to the Canadian Libraries page. The Toronto scanning centre was established in 2004 on the campus of the University of Toronto. From its humble beginnings, Internet Archive Canada has worked with more 250 institutions, in providing their unique material(s) with open access and sharing these collections the world over. From the Archives of the Sisters of Service to the University of Alberta, IAC has digitized more than 600,000 unique texts as of September 2019.
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