The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre

The Harriet Tubman Institute established the Resource Centre to house its growing collection of African Diaspora books, archival documents, audio and video tapes, microfilms, and other related materials. The Institute searches the world for materials that help us know and understand the history of the forced and voluntary migration of African peoples around the globe, from centuries ago to the present day. The Resource Centre supports the Institute's mandate to promote a greater understanding of the history of slavery and its legacy by making available its African Diaspora collection available to scholars and to the general public. 

The Digital Archive reflects the ongoing efforts of the Institute to share the information it finds and collects by digitizing them when possible and making them available online. 

The collection in the Resource Centre is available for reference only and it does not circulate.

The Resource Centre is open: 

Mondays: 10:00am-3:30pm
Tuesdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesdays: 10:00am-4:30pm
Thursdays: 10:00am-3:30pm

Please note that our hours are subject to change at the last minute. Please call ahead to confirm our hours if you are making a special trip to visit the Resource Centre. 

Address & Phone

314 York Lanes, York University 
4700 Keele St. 
Toronto, Ontario 
M3J 1P3, Canada 
416-736-2100 ext 44561


Librarian, Diane Lee: 
Resource Centre Coordinator, José C. Curto: