• UTL Dragon Boat Crew

      After two month of practice, UTL’s first ever dragon boat team, the Library of Conquest, participated in the annual DDRA Canada Day Regatta at Toronto’s Centre Island on July 1, 2015.

      Wednesday, July 1, 2015
    • "我城故影 - Images of Our City" Photo Exhibition

      From June 24th to July 10th, the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library will be hosting an exhibition of Hong Kong photos, provided and curated by Old Hong Kong Photo (香港舊照片) and the Hong Kong Global Network.

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 to Friday, July 10, 2015
      10:00am - 7:00pm
    • Cantonese Worlds

      Couldn't attend the workshop ‘Cantonese Worlds’ last month? Now you can view recordings of all the workshop sessions online!

      Tuesday, June 2, 2015
    • Asian Heritage Month Staff Picks

      May is Asian Heritage Month, and this month's Staff Picks were chosen to reflect that.  Come check out the new display near the entrance to the Canada-Hong Kong Library!
      Sunday, May 31, 2015
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  • Crosscurrents

    The Hong Kong-Canada Crosscurrents Project

    provides coordination and depository infrastructure for the research, collection development and public education of the effects of migrations and cultural connections between Hong Kong and Canada from the 1960s to the 2010s. More information about Crosscurrents...


  • Collections

    Hong Kong Basic Law Portal

    Hong Kong Basic Law Portal (香港基本法文獻網站)

    The Hong Kong Basic Law Portal, developed by the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto, serves as an online gateway to Basic Law research materials from major institutions around the world.
    Hong Kong Handover Collection

    Hong Kong Handover Collection

    With approximately half a million people of Hong Kong descent residing in the metropolitan regions of Vancouver and Toronto, Canada has one of the strongest Hong Kong communities abroad. Understanding the issues around the handover of Hong Kong’s sovereig
    Carl T. Smith Collection

    Carl T. Smith Collection

    This collection, consisting of 56 reels of microfilm, provides information on individuals, organizations, buildings, roads, land matters and important events relating to Hong Kong, Macau and China's coastal cities from the mid 19th century onward.
  • Welcome

    The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library is the largest research collection outside of Hong Kong and consists of 50,000 volumes, including 2,500 periodical titles, 1000 reels of microfilm, 7,000 newspaper clippings and an expanding collection of audio & visual materials on Hong Kong and Canada-Hong Kong studies.

  • Reference Schedule

    The weekly reference services schedule is available here.


    Winter Hours (September to December) 
    Mon - Thurs 10am - 7:30pm
    Fri 10am - 6pm
    Sat 12pm - 5pm
    Sun Closed

    Summer Hours (May to August)
    Mon - Thurs
     10am - 7pm
    Fri 10am - 6pm
    Sat & Sun Closed


    Robarts Library 8th Floor
    University of Toronto
    130 St. George Street
    Toronto, ON M5S 1A5

    Tel 416-946-8978
    Fax 416-946-3805