About the Library

"The subtle Chinese characteristics and contemporary design allows more flexibility of space that accommodates not only private and group study areas, but is reconfigurable to host seminars and reception events. Permanent and temporary exhibits will provide plenty of opportunity to promote Chinese art and culture along its interior walls and featured display areas" 
Vivienne Poy, Senator 
 

"Understanding the Chinese and Hong Kong experience is fundamental to understanding Canada's multicultural society. The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library will support academic activities and provide a place for students and faculty to connect with the wider community. We greatly appreciate the support we have received for this unique facility, which is truly library space for the 21st century."
David Naylor, President, University of Toronto

 

The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library features a unique research collection on Canada-Hong Kong studies. It provides resources and space to accommodate the continuous growth of research interest in Hong Kong, and its relation to Canada and other regions in the world.

With approximately 71,000 volumes, including 2,500 periodical titles, 1,000 reels of microfilm, 7,000 newspaper clippings and an expanding collection of audio and visual materials, the Richard Charles Lee Library collection is the largest research collection for Hong Kong and Canada-Hong Kong studies outside of Hong Kong. The collection focuses primarily on Hong Kong, Canada-Hong Kong relations, and Chinese Canadians.

The Library provides a wide range of information and research services in support of teaching, learning, research and other academic initiatives at the University of Toronto. Services include reference consultation, tours, presentations, exhibitions, and a Hong Kong seminar series.

In close collaboration with the Asian Institute, Chinese Canadian Studies Program and the Department of East Asian Studies, the Library serves as an important link between the University and the external community, through cultural and educational events involving Hong Kong immigrants and Chinese community organizations.

多倫多大學利銘澤典宬館藏特色是香港與加拿大雙邊關係研究珍藏。本館對有興趣研究香港及香港與加拿大和世界各地的關係的學者及各界人士提供資源和空間。

利銘澤典宬擁有香港以外最大的香港及加港研究的珍藏。館內收藏了大概71,000冊書籍,包括2,500種期刊、1,000卷微縮膠片、7,000份剪報和不斷增加的影音資料。收藏品題材主要是關於香港、加港關係以及加籍華人。

利銘澤典宬提供廣泛的資訊和研究服務,以配合多倫多大學的教學、學習、研究和其他學術活動。服務包括參考諮詢、參觀、演示、展覽和香港研討會系列。

利銘澤典宬是多大對外的重要聯系橋樑。通過與多大亞洲研究所、加籍華人研究課程和東亞研究系的緊密合作,本館不時舉辦各種與香港移民和華人社區有關的文化和教育活動。