Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

Open until 29 Aug 2017

Witness a world disrupted, shocked and changed forever

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Exhibition FREE

Canada Through the Lens

26 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017

Mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation

Exhibition FREE

Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty

2 Jun 2017 - 19 Sep 2017

A free exhibition

Coming soon

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

20 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018

Journey to where magic and myth began

Events at the Library

Panel Discussion

Anne McLaren: Science, Ethics and the Archive

An evening celebrating the life and work of the scientist Anne McLaren

Other events


The Emigrants: James Evans

Why did the English emigrate to Canada in such vast numbers?


Summer Scholars: Writing North America / Uncle Tom’s Cabin

A novelist and a researcher explore North American texts and ‘co-texts’


Revolutionary Railroad: The Trans-Siberian 1891 – 1920

The extraordinary story of the world’s longest and greatest railway


Summer Scholars: Native Americans / Summer 1967

Two researchers explore federal representations of Native Americans and the long, hot summer of 1967

Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Conservation studio tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Group tours

Book a group tour for up to 15 people to discover more about our history, collections and architecture - includes the Viewing Gallery.