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


Visions of the Arabic Hejaz in 18th and 19th century North India

The poems of Shah Waliullah

Other events

Panel Discussion

Health Data: Fit or Failing?

Do we value our privacy more than new medical discoveries?

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In Conversation

Cliff Cardinal in Conversation with Michael Walling

The award-winning Canadian actor and writer discusses his work and its relevance to modern Canada

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The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Rudyard Kipling

An evening of moving and inspiring verse, read by actors

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Panel Discussion

Queer: A History of Theory and Culture

50 years of queer identity and culture

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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.