About the FRL


"The Film Reference Library is a destination for the study and appreciation of film, and is devoted to the preservation of Canada’s cinematic history. We’re happy to welcome the library and the Canadian Film Gallery to Toronto’s new home for film, TIFF Bell Lightbox."
Piers Handling, CEO and Director, TIFF

The Film Reference Library (FRL) is the ultimate resource for filmmakers, students, researchers, screenwriters, and film and television professionals. The extensive collection includes Canadian and international film information. The Library has media stations for viewing more than 11,000 film titles or listening to 6000 soundtracks. The book collection boasts 22,000 titles, more than 300,000 images, 62,000 film production files, and 700 magazine titles.

The Special Collections include 58 filmmakers’ and production company archives, as well as a film poster collection of more than 11,000 titles.