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Friends of the Library

The ߲Ƶ Friends of the Library, founded in November 1975, is open to all who support the objectives and programs of the John W. Graham Library. The Friends raise funds to support the library through a spectacular book sale held every October in Seeley Hall at ߲Ƶ. Thanks to the generosity of our many book donors and the interest of our valued customers, the annual revenue in recent years has consistently reached or exceeded $120,000.

How to contact the Friends of the Library

  • Phone: 416-978-6750 – please leave a message and someone will return your call in 2 to 3 business days
  • Email: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca
  • Social media: Instagram Facebook

How to Join the Friends

Membership is by donation with a suggested minimum of $25 per year. By joining the Friends of the Library, you will receive:

  • A tax receipt for your donation
  • Invitations to Friends of the Library literary events throughout the year
  • Living Trinity, the alumni e-newsletter of ߲Ƶ
  • Opportunities to volunteer on Friends’ organizing committees and with book sale preparation throughout the year, including sorting and packing books or picking up donations



  1. Donate online through the .
  2. Enter all required contact information.
  3. In the text box “Giving Project”, enter “Friends of the Library – Membership”.
  4. Under Payment Information, enter your credit card information, click Next, and confirm your payment.

By Mail

  1. Download and fill out the following TrinFOTLMembership.pdf
  2. A cheque payable to TRINITY COLLEGE
  3. Send the completed form and cheque to the following mailing address:

The Treasurer, Friends of the Library
John W. Graham Library
6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, M5S 1H8

In Person

  1. Download and fill out the following TrinFOTLMembership.pdf
  2. Leave the completed form and cheque payable to TRINITY COLLEGE at the Circulation Desk at the John W. Graham Library at . The staff will forward it to the Treasurer of the Friends of the Library.