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Friends of the Library

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 45th Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale, scheduled for October 2020, has been cancelled. When conditions make it safe to do so, we look forward to once again organizing the sale and seeing our loyal patrons.*

The Trinity College 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 Trinity College. Thanks 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

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
  • Trinity, the alumni magazine of Trinity College
  • Volunteer opportunities throughout the year with an active and collegial group

*All volunteer activities have been suspended for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.* 



When joining online, please note that it is essential to state under Designation* that your payment is for a Friends of the Library Membership. If you do not, the amount will be entered as a general donation to Trinity and you will not be a member of the Friends.

* Designation: Please read the following instructions carefully before donating.

  1. Donate online through Trinity College’s secure donation site.
  2. Enter all required contact information.
  3. In the drop-down menu under Designation, you must select the option “Other, please specify in special instructions.
  4. In the text box below designation, enter >Friends of the Library – Membership.
  5. Under Payment Information select the amount you wish to give (any amount may be entered at the bottom), enter your credit card information, click on Continue and complete the form.

By Mail

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

The Treasurer, Friends of the Library
John W. Graham Library
Trinity College
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 3 Devonshire Place (East House in the Munk School of Global Affairs). The staff will forward it to the Treasurer of the Friends of the Library.