Film Reference Library

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Film Reference Library

The Film Reference Library is dedicated to preserving Canadian cinema heritage and promoting cinema scholarship by collecting, preserving, and providing access to a comprehensive, non-circulating collection of reference resources, as well as film and archival materials — including the corporate archive for the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Library is free, open to the public, and used September through June by movie lovers, filmmakers, students, researchers, screenwriters, and film and television professionals.

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Welcome back to the Film Reference Library!

September 2021

The Film Reference Library team is excited to welcome all guests and cinema lovers back to TIFF Bell Lightbox this fall. Contact libraryservices@tiff.net to book an appointment with us or to ask your cinema-related questions!

Appointments are free to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12pm to 5pm. Everyone is welcome.

Get an archival jolt! during our Supporter Appreciation Weekend

November 16, 2019, 1:30pm–3pm


!Toronto: A Non-linear and Generative Exploration of Toronto on Film

October 17, 2019 – February 29, 2020


Mark your calendars for UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 20, 2019


Connect with Culture Days at the Film Reference Library!

September 28, 2019, 12pm–5pm


 

Hours and Location

Film Reference Library and CIBC Canadian Film Gallery

4th Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West, Toronto
416-599-8433 ext. 2 | libraryservices@tiff.net

The TIFF Film Reference Library will be accepting research appointments starting September 21, 2021.

If you require in-person access to our holdings, we are providing appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12pm to 5pm.

Please contact libraryservices@tiff.net to book an appointment or request research assistance. We recommend booking at least two days in advance when possible, to ensure the requested materials can be made accessible.

Library patrons are required to prove they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof includes a vaccination receipt administered by Ontario Health or your local health care provider. Proof can be in email form, on a mobile device, or via hard copy. The information must include your full name and the date of the vaccination or test. Ontario residents will have received confirmation of their first and second dose via email or mail. If confirmation was received by email, please search “Dose Administration” to find it on a mobile device; if received by mail, please bring a copy with you on the day and time of your event. For all other residents, please bring your version of this update. This might be a vaccine passport or card or an email from your province, state, or country.

In addition, masks are required at all times while inside the Library.

The Library will continue to provide virtual reference services via phone at 416-599-8433 ext. 2 and via email.

Hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
12pm–5pm by appointment
Wednesday
12pm–5pm by appointment
Thursday
12pm–5pm by appointment
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

A proud affiliate member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the Film Reference Library is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to a comprehensive collection of materials – including 35mm films – to promote Canadian and international film scholarship.

Film Reference Library and CIBC Canadian Film Gallery
4th floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto
416-599-8433 ext. 2 |