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Royal Ontario Museum Library & Archives

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St. George campus
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100 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6

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The Libraries and Archives of the Royal Ontario Museum are currently currently closed for in person use. Online collections and services continue to be available.

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This page was last updated on September 15, 2021

The mandate of the ROM Library & Archives is to support the collections and research of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The ROM Library & Archives comprise of the Richard Wernham and Julia West Library, the Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia, and the Museum Archives. The Richard Wernham and Julia West Library has over 300,000 volumes, including 7,000 rare books, and subscriptions to more than 150 current journals and magazines. The Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia has about 70,000 volumes and 70 current journal subscriptions. The Museum Archives (1,200 linear ft.) maintains the historical records and documents relating to the ROM. Richard Wernham & Julia West Library: anthropology, archaeology, botany, Canadiana, decorative arts, entomology, fashion history, geology, herpetology, ichthyology, invertebrate zoology, mammalogy, mineralogy, museology, paleontology, textiles. Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia (including access to Egyptian and West Asia library collections): decorative arts of Asia, Asian archaeology, Islamic art and culture, and Egyptology. Museum Archives: records and documents relating to the institutional history of the ROM, including unpublished manuscripts and photographs, as well as over 150 fonds of personal papers relating to the history and collections of the Museum. The Museum Archives are located within the Richard Wernham and Julia West Library.

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