Peter Macgregor Memorial Library

The Seminary Library contains a large number of reference books needed for class work, together with commentaries, devotional works and some books of general interest, including the beginnings of a French collection, plus a number of periodicals. Librarian assistants may be chosen from the student body and may be paid an honorarium for their services.

Students also have access to many local University and Public Reference Libraries. Some courses will require the use of these libraries. All students on a degree programme are therefore required to join at least one of the TST (Toronto School of Theology) libraries.

The library computers provide an internet link to UTCat, the University of Toronto library database. This gives access to a catalogue of over 7,000,000 books, most of which are shelved within walking distance of the Seminary.

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Use our online library database to discover resources available in our collection.

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Search the Digital Theological Library, which licenses over 475,000 ebooks, over 20,000 journal titles, and over 10,000,000 full-text, peer-reviewed, articles.

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Library Hours

Summer 2022 – May 1 to June 30

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The library will be closed on May 16-19 and June 6-10. If you need to use the library during these days, please email our librarian (library@tbs.edu) or contact the TBS office.

The Library is closed during Chapel Service as everyone is expected to attend chapel.

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Gifts to the Library

The Seminary welcomes gifts of useful books for the Library, which fills a large place in student life. To this matter we could call the special attention of retired ministers who, though poor in this world’s goods, have managed to collect valuable theological works which they fear may fall into unappreciative hands after they are called home. We can assure that such books will be most profitably employed and most sincerely appreciated by the Seminary Library and those who use it.

Gifts of money are most helpful for the purchase of essential contemporary works. The Peter Macgregor Memorial Library Fund has been established for this purpose.

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