YYZ Artists’ Outlet is excited to announce the launch of its very own Lending Library. This initiative is aimed at making YYZBOOKS more accessible to the community. We wish to engage our visiting patrons by disseminating over twenty-years of collected Canadian art writing and to expand the discourse surrounding exhibitions presented in the gallery.


After signing up for a free YYZ Library card designed by BILL BURNS and CRAIG RODMORE, you will be able to borrow from our collection of available books published and/or distributed by YYZBOOKS. Your Library card is valid for one year.

Two copies of each book are available for monthly borrowing and the Library runs on an honour returns system. You can email us (mallory at yyzartistsoutlet dot org) to renew for a maximum of 3 months.

If you are enjoying the book and desire to keep it, just call us with your credit card number to purchase it at a deep discount.

Out of print books cannot be taken out, but they are available at the gallery to be scanned, photocopied, or read onsite.

It is expected that books will be returned on time so that other people in the community can make use of the Library. To return books after hours please slide the books under the front doors.

Remember there are only two copies of each book available for lending purposes so be kind and return!

Read Why Share Books?, a condensed and revised version of ADAM LAUDER‘S talk delivered at the launch of YYZ’s Lending Library.