Supreme Council of Canada Reference Library

The Library of Canada’s Supreme Council holds a small but unique collection of books, periodicals and other items. Many of our oldest books have come down to us from the private collections of the founders of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in Canada—names such as Douglas Harington (our first Sovereign Grand Commander), John Walter Murton (our first Grand Secretary General), and even Dr. Albert Mackey (a contemporary of Illustrious Brothers Murton, Moore, and Harington).

We operate as a Reference Library and do not have a book lending program. Instead, our committee is focused on producing electronic content based on the materials in the library, which we make available through this website. It is our hope that through this program the library can provide value to our members throughout the jurisdiction.

Please note that any opinions expressed within the library materials posted here are those of the authors, and do not represent the official position of Supreme Council.

The catalogue of our collection is also posted on this website so that researchers can identify any materials in our collection that are relevant to their work. Physical access to the collection is available to any member of the Rite by appointment. In addition, if other researchers need access to the collection (whether they are Freemasons or not) we ask that they make contact with us through the Supreme Council office, and we will arrange appropriate access to support reasonable research projects.

Current Catalogue of Books

Library Catalogue 20180827


A collection of over 1,000 books, periodicals, and other documents of Masonic interest, available on a USB stick, at the bargain price of $25.00. If you are a Scottish Rite member, you can order your own copy through your Valley Secretary or Registrar. Valley Secretaries can obtain them from the Supreme Council office.

Reading Lists

Letter Regarding Reading Lists

Reading List #1 Getting Started
Reading List #2 Masonic Origins


Welcome To The Supreme Council of Canada Reference Library
Episode 1: The Four Old Lodges
Episode 2: Outlines
Episode 3: Locating the Four Old Lodges
Episode 4: Fractional Dates in Old Books
Episode 5: Preston's Illustrations of Masonry
Episode 6: Downloading Books from the Internet
Episode 7: Masonic Dates
Episode 8: Constitutions
Episode 9: Fake News Part 1
Episode 10: Fake News Part 2
Episode 11: Time Immemorial
Episode 12: Dr. George Oliver DD
Episode 13: Printers Marks
Episode 14: Margaret C. Jacob
Episode 15: William James Bury MacLeod Moore
Episode 16: T. Douglas Harington
Episode 18: Ars Quatuor Coronatorum
Episode 19: Albert G. Mackey MD
Episode 20: Masonic Origins
Episode 21: e-Library

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