Special Collections in the Visual Arts

German pop-up Valentine. 1927 German pop-up Valentine. 1927

In the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library, you'll find rare and valuable books, limited editions, and illustrated periodicals from the visual arts.

Most materials are available on demand whenever the library is open while others require an appointment. Appointments may be arranged by calling 416-393-7062.

Materials from the following collections may be requested from the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana. Baldwin Collection visitors will be asked to register so please bring your library card or other identification with you.

TD Audubon Collection

This four-volume elephant folio consists of 435 hand coloured plates of life-size birds in their natural habitat by John James Audubon, published between 1827 and 1838. Learn more about the TD Audubon Collection.

Private Press and Fine Printing

Kelmscott Press 1890 Kelmscott Press 1890

Trade Catalogues

Eaton's Fall-Winter Catalogue 1899-1900 Eaton's Fall-Winter Catalogue 1899-1900

Catalogues Raisonnés


Printed Ephemera

Digital Reproduction Services are available. Some restrictions may apply.