Libraries

Students registered in the Toronto School of Theology have access to all TST libraries as well as all the libraries at the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto Library system is the largest academic library in Canada. In addition to the millions of books, the library system provides access to thousands of full-text electronic journals, and hundreds of online databases and resources. TST Librarians offer research assistance and instruction in the use of online resources.

The majority of theological materials are located in the TST Libraries and the Robarts Library (the central humanities and social sciences library). All of these materials can be found on the University of Toronto Library's online catalogue:

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TST College Libraries

TST Affiliate Libraries

TST-Related Special Collections

Best Resources for Christianity - U of T Catalogue

Research Resources from the TST Library Committee


TST College Libraries

Emmanuel College Library website

Knox College - Caven Library website

Regis College Library website

St. Augustine's Seminary Library website

St. Michael's College - Kelly Library website

Trinity and Wycliffe Colleges - John W. Graham Library website


TST Affiliate College Libraries

Conrad Grebel University College - Milton Good Library website

Waterloo, Ontario - The library collection of over 40,000 items has special emphases on peace and conflict, Anabaptist-Mennonite studies, music and religious studies.  

Huron University College Library website

London, Ontario - The Silcox Memorial Library serves the faculty and students of the Faculty of Theology at Huron University College. It has a particular emphasis on Anglican studies.  

Institute for Christian Studies Library website

Toronto, Ontario - The 25,000 volume collection is centred on reformational and foundational studies, philosophy, philosophy of the disciplines, biblical studies, and the Calvinian tradition. The Faith and Learning collection is focussed on materials which explore the relationship of Christian faith and intellectual scholarship.  

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary - Laurier Library website

Waterloo, Ontario - Laurier Library is the central library of Wilfrid Laurier University. It provides services and collections to the faculty and students of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. 


TST-Related Special Collections

Centre for Asian Theology website

Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto ON M5S 1K7
 
Emmanuel College Library provides resource support to carry out part of the mandate of The Centre for Asian Theology by collecting English language materials in Asian and Asian-North American theological subjects.

Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry website

Knox College, 59 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E6
 
The Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry facilitates the theological education of leaders for the rapidly growing Asian-Canadian church in Canada and encourages their contribution to The Presbyterian Church in Canada. To facilitate this work, the Caven Library at Knox College includes a variety of Asian theological resources.

Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies website

E. J. Pratt Library, Victoria University, 71 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
 
The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) is a research and teaching centre with a library devoted to the study of the period from approximately 1350 to 1700. The CRRS supervises an undergraduate program in Renaissance Studies, organizes lectures and seminars, and maintains an active series of publications.

Counter Reformation Collection website

John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
 
The Counter-Reformation Collection includes over 3500 volumes of primary source materials showing the Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation up to the time of the French Revolution.

Faith and Sharing Fonds website

John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
 
This fonds comprises the records of the Faith and Sharing Federation, an international Catholic organisation founded in 1964 by Jean Vanier with a mandate to deepen and foster the experience of Christian community through week long retreats.

Forbes Collection website

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5
 
This collection represents the unaltered library of the Reverend James Forbes, a seventeenth-century Nonconformist Minister in Gloucester. The bulk of the collection is theology with an emphasis on controversial tracts: Anabaptists, Quakers, Papists, Socinianism, Pelagianism, Arminianism, Calvinism, justification, the sacraments, original sin, the Trinity, Sabbatarianism, infant baptism, and episcopacy.

Lonergan Research Institute website

Regis College, 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5
 
The institute houses a complete collection of all of Bernard Lonergan's writings, both published and unpublished, as well as all available tape recordings of his lectures and critical studies of his thought.

Newman Collection website

John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
 
The Newman Collection includes over 1000 volumes connected with the life and work of the nineteenth-century English theologian, the Venerable John Henry Newman. It embraces virtually all the works of Newman (most in the first edition), published collections of his letters and autobiographical writings, works of biography and criticism, and works on the Oxford Movement and its associates.

Nouwen Archives and Research Collection website

John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
 
The Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection documents the life and work of Henri J.M. Nouwen, Catholic priest and spiritual writer. The collection includes the vast majority of Nouwen's manuscripts and published works, as well as secondary material about him.

Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (PIMS) Library website

John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
 
Priority in collection development at the PIMS Library has always been given to editions of texts and archival materials and to catalogues of manuscripts held in libraries around the world. There is a special strength in medieval philosophy and theology; but the collection is also very strong in history, law, liturgy, and literature. The published opera omnia of every major medieval figure, as well as the great multi-volume collections on national and ecclesiastical history, are all available in the library.

Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK) Collection website

Graham Library, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1H8
 
The SPCK collection represents the earliest library collection at the University of Toronto. It includes over 400 volumes, mostly theological, donated to Bishop John Strachan in 1828.

Wesleyana Special Collection website

E. J. Pratt Library, Victoria University, 71 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
 
The Victoria University library owns one of the finest, most complete early edition collections in North America of the works by John and Charles Wesley. The majority of the collection came from the library of the Rev. Richard Green (1829-1907); the collection has been supplemented by critical and biographical works on the Wesley family. Digital images of a sample of Wesleyana items can be viewed by topic or by date of publication.

 


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