Jack's Library

In late 2011 Olivia Chow and the Layton family donated a collection of Jack’s books to Ryerson. Of the 1400-plus donated books approximately 500 will be available for circulation at the Ryerson Library. The remainder will be housed at the Ryerson Archives. Jack’s personal book stamp encouraged readers to freely share his books. This donation celebrates Jack’s generous impulse to “pass it on” while recognizing his contribution to Ryerson’s history.

Jack Layton bookplate