ROM Library and Archives is open on an appointment basis only. Individuals wishing to consult materials in the ROM Library and Archives’ collections may book a research appointment via the ROM Library and Archives’ website. The Bishop White Committee Library, Egyptology Library, and West Asia Library remain closed; however, researchers may request materials from these collections for consultation when scheduling their appointment.
The Royal Ontario Museum Library and Archives includes the Richard Wernham & Julia West Library and Archives and the Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia. Together these libraries support the collections and research of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
Richard Wernham & Julia West Library and Archives (416) 586-5595
Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia (416) 586-5718
How to access
Our library collections are listed in the University of Toronto library catalogue, however, they are predominantly non-circulating
and for in-library use only
. Physical access is via the Michael Lee Chin Bloor Street Entrance and is by appointment only. All research appointments will take place in the Richard Wernham and Julia West Library on the main floor of the museum. Please bring confirmation of your library appointment with you. Upon arrival, please notify a member of staff that you have an appointment with ROM Library and Archives. A library and archives staff member will escort you to the library and to the exit once your appointment is over.