Regional Collections

BookCentre-10The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Toronto office houses a reference collection of almost every Canadian children’s book published since 1976. Our library is available to visitors by either calling 416.975.0010 or emailing us for an appointment.

In addition to the library collection in Toronto, the CCBC also maintains four regional children’s book collections housed at the Education Library at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, the Herbert T. Coutts Education Library at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, the Elizabeth Dafoe Library at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and at Mount Saint Vincent University Library in Halifax.

Arrange to visit our reference collection at the national office in Toronto or drop in to one of the four regional reference collections. Please phone ahead for hours and availability. Note: The collections are non-circulating (i.e., the books can only be read/used on the premises).


Canadian Children’s Book Centre
40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 217
Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
416 975-0010
Contact: Meghan Howe


Education Library
University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education (Scarfe Building)
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
604 822-0940
Contact: Jo-Anne Naslund


Herbert T. Coutts Education Library
Education South
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5
780 492-1460
Contact: Katherine Koch


Elizabeth Dafoe Library
University of Manitoba
25 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
204 480-1053
Contact: Kyle Feenstra


Mount Saint Vincent University Library
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
902 457-6403
Contact: Meg Raven