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Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy

Located on the 3rd floor of Lillian H. Smith branch.

239 College Street, Toronto, ON
M5T 1R5

416-393-7748

Branch Hours
Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Directions


Closest major intersection College Street and Spadina Ave.

Public Transit


TTC College streetcar from College subway station west to Spadina.
TTC College streetcar from Queen's Park subway station west to Spadina.
TTC Spadina streetcar from Union subway station north to College.
TTC Spadina streetcar south from Spadina subway station to College.

Parking


Paid - Meter parking along Huron Street, more parking at Clarke Institute of Psychiatry on north side of College - entrance on Spadina.


Map


Map to library branch

Features


General Features

Technology

Collections


Branch History


Year Details
1970 Spaced Out Library established by TPL Board with a donation from science fiction writer Judith Merril. Located in a house at 566 Palmerston Avenue.
1975 Relocated to Boys and Girls House, February.
1980 Friends of The Spaced Out Library established.
1982 Circulating collection established.
1987 SOL RISING newsletter first published.
1991 Collection renamed The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, 1 January.
1995 Boys & Girls House branch closed 1 April. New Lillian H. Smith branch opened 18 October. Phillip H. Carter, Architect.
2002-2006 Merril Collection fiction materials added to the TPL online catalogue.

Branch History


1970: Spaced Out Library established by TPL Board with a donation from science fiction writer Judith Merril. Located in a house at 566 Palmerston Avenue.

1975: Relocated to Boys and Girls House, February.

1980: Friends of The Spaced Out Library established.

1982: Circulating collection established.

1987: SOL RISING newsletter first published.

1991: Collection renamed The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, 1 January.

1995: Boys & Girls House branch closed 1 April. New Lillian H. Smith branch opened 18 October. Phillip H. Carter, Architect.

2002-2006: Merril Collection fiction materials added to the TPL online catalogue.



Upcoming Events

Wed, Aug 06 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wed, Aug 13 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wed, Aug 13 - 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Regular Programs

Sat, Aug 02 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue, Aug 05 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

All Branch Programs & Events