Film Reference Library

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For grades 9–12, a 30-minute tour between the hours of 10am and 2:30pm. FREE.

The Film Reference Library is the ultimate, FREE resource for film lovers.

Book a tour for your class or group to get a behind-the-scenes look at the library, and discover our extensive collection of film-related resources, including books, scripts, press kits, posters, movies, and props and covering every aspect of filmmaking. Get a glimpse of archival materials from our Special Collections and learn about how the library collects, preserves, and provides access to 35mm films and cinema history. Led by knowledgeable library staff, find out how to access the collections, as well as the various services offered by the library.

The Film Reference Library is supported by Presenting Partner the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Major Supporter the Canada Council for the Arts.

All tours must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

Discover Canada’s pre-eminent film research collection by visiting us on the 4th floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox, or online at

Curriculum Connections: The Arts, Media Literacy, History

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