Lending Library

The Hart House Chess Club Library

Want to improve your game but don’t know how? Come join us during our weekly lessons – or take out a book in our Lending Library! Originally the brainchild of Panayoti Tsialas, former HHCC Executive in February 2018, the HHCC Lending Library was updated by volunteer Elliot Tseng in Fall 2022.

All HHCC members can request or take out books, magazines, and DVDs for free. We welcome any donations to our Library from community members to support the development of chess at the Club.

To borrow materials, please see a HHCC Executive on Fridays. Materials are loaned for extendable 1-month periods. As of Fall 2022, the following materials are available in the Club’s inventory.


Nick de FirmianModern Chess Openings 15th Edition
Nick de FirmianChess Openings the Easy Way (Algebraic Notation)
Karsten Müller and Frank LamprechtChess Endings: A new endgame encyclopaedia for the 21st century
Andrew SoltisThe Chessmaster Checklist
Alexander Delchev and Semko SemkovThe Most Flexible Sicilian
John Nunn and Peter GriffithsSecrets of Grandmaster Play
Richard Roberts (Collier)The Collier Quick and Easy Guide to Chess
John WatsonSecrets of Modern Chess Strategy: Advances since Nimzowitsch
Cyrus LakdawalaOpening Repertoire: The Petroff Defence
CJS PurdyThe Search for Chess Perfection II
Konstantin Sakaev and Konstantin LandaThe Complete Manual of Positional Chess: Opening and Middlegame
Konstantin Sakaev and Konstantin LandaThe Complete Manual of Positional Chess Vol 2: Middlegame Structures and Dynamics
Viktor MoskalenkoTraining with Moska: Practical Chess Exercises (Tactics + Strategy + Endgames)
Jesus De La Villa100 Endgames You Must Know: Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player
Cyrus LakdawalaChess for Hawks
New In Chess (Multiple Authors)Secrets of Opening Surprises Vol 11
Jonathan Hilton and Dean IppolitoWojo’s Weapons Vol 1: Winning With White
Jonathan Hilton and Dean IppolitoWojo’s Weapons Vol 2: Winning With White
Jonathan Hilton and Dean IppolitoWojo’s Weapons Vol 3: Winning With White
Vincent MoretMy First Chess Opening Repertoire for White
Vincent MoretMy First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
Artur YusupovThe Fundamentals: Build Up Your Chess 1
Artur YusupovThe Fundamentals: Revision & Exam 1
Reuben FineBasic Chess Endings (Algebraic Notation)
Neil McDonaldThe Art of Planning in Chess, Move By Move
Vladimir VukovicArt of Attack in Chess
Bruce PandolfiniThe Best of Chess Life and Review Vol 1
Aron NimzovichMy System
Irving ChernevCapablanca’s Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games
Lev Alburt and Nikolay KrogiusWinning Chess Endgames – Just the Facts!
Robert G. Wade and Kevin J. O’ConnellThe Games of Robert J. Fischer
Fred WilsonLesser-Known Chess Masterpieces: 1906-1915
George KoltanowskiAdventures of a Chess Master
Emanuel LaskerCommon Sense in Chess
Emanuel LaskerCommon Sense in Chess: Revised Edition
Emanuel LaskerLasker’s How to Play Chess
Elie AgurBobby Fischer: His Approach To Chess
Robert E. BurgerThe Chess of Bobby Fischer
Fred ReinfeldReinfeld on the end-game in Chess
Fred ReinfeldAttack and Counterattack in Chess
Fred ReinfeldChess Strategy for Offense and Defense
Fred ReinfeldLearn Chess from the Masters
Fred ReinfeldHow to Win Chess Games Quickly
Fred ReinfeldWin At Chess
Fred ReinfeldImproving Your Chess
Fred ReinfeldHypermodern Chess
Fred Reinfeld1001 Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
Fred ReinfeldThe Way To Better Chess
Fred ReinfeldWhy You LOSE at Chess
Fred Reinfeld and Irving ChernevChess Strategy and Tactics: 50 Master Games
Fred Reinfeld and Irving ChernevWinning Chess: How to Perfect Your Attacking Play
I.A. Horowitz and Fred ReinfeldHow to Think Ahead in Chess
I. A. HorowitzChess for Beginners
I.A. HorowitzSolitaire Chess
I.A. HorowitzThe Best in Chess
V. RavikumarPlay the Benko Gambit
Bill Wall1.Nc3 Dunst Opening
Eugene A. Znosko-BorovskyHow NOT to Play Chess
Frank MarshallFrank J. Marshall’s Best Games of Chess
Rob Brunia and Cor van WijgerdenStep 1: Learning Chess Manual for Chess Trainers
Rob Brunia and Cor van WijgerdenStep 2: Learning Chess Manual for Chess Trainers
Rob Brunia and Cor van WijgerdenStep 3: Learning Chess Manual for Chess Trainers
Rob Brunia and Cor van WijgerdenStep 4: Learning Chess Manual for Chess Trainers
Rob Brunia and Cor van WijgerdenStep 5: Learning Chess Manual for Chess Trainers
A. W. FosterThe Year-Book of Chess 1914
Samuel ReshevskyReshevsky on Chess
Mikhail Tal and Iakov DamskyAttack with Mikhail Tal
Eduard Guefld and Oleg StetskoThe Classical French
Chess InformantVol. 16, 1974
Chess InformantVol. 18, 1975
Chess InformantVol. 19, 1975
Chess InformantVol. 20, 1976
Chess InformantVol. 23, 1977
Chess InformantVol. 24, 1978
Garry KasparovMy Great Predecessors I (Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine)
Garry KasparovMy Great Predecessors II (Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal)
Garry KasparovMy Great Predecessors III (Petrosian, Spassky)
Garry KasparovKasparov vs Karpov 1986-1987
Mark DvoretskySchool of Chess Excellence 2: Tactical Play
Mark DvoretskySchool of Chess Excellence 4: Opening Developments
Fred WaitzkinMortal Games: The Turbulent Genius of Garry Kasparov
Leonard BardenHow Good Is Your Chess?


Simon WilliamsFritztrainer Tactics: Most amazing moves
Simon WilliamsFritztrainer Opening: Tactic Toolbox London System
Simon WilliamsFritztrainer Opening: The London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded
Nicholas PertFritztrainer Opening: Typical Mistakes by 1000-1600 Players
Nicholas PertFritztrainer Opening: Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players
Daniel KingFritztrainer Powerplay 15: Practical Pawn Endgames
Daniel KingFritztrainer Powerplay 16: Test Your Rook Endgames
Andrew MartinFritztrainer Strategy: The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0
Andrew MartinFritztrainer Endgame: First Steps in Endgames
Robert RisFritztrainer Tactics: Calculation Training
Robert RisFritztrainer Tactics: Extreme Calculation Training
Wesley SoFritztrainer Opening: My Black Secrets in the Modern Italian
Claus-Dieter Meyer and Karsten MüllerFritztrainer Endgames: Magical Chess Endgames
Ivan SokolovFritztrainer Opening: Understanding Middlegame Strategies Vol. 2 – Dynamic Pawns
Ivan SokolovFritztrainer Opening: Understanding Middlegame Strategies Vol. 2 – Practical Play
Sergei TiviakovFritztrainer Strategy: Realizing an Advantage
Sergei TiviakovFritztrainer Strategy: Learning from the World Champions
Nigel DaviesFritztrainer Oepning: 1.e4 for the Creative Attacker
Fabiano CaruanaFritztrainer Opening: Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol. 1
Fabiano CaruanaFritztrainer Opening: Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol. 2
Fabiano CaruanaFritztrainer Opening: Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol. 3
Rustam KasimdzhanovFritztrainer Opening: A lifetime repertoire: play the Nimzo Indian!
Nemo ZhouFritztrainer Tactics: Fundamentals of Chess Tactics – Understanding how to find and win with tactics
Nemo ZhouFritztrainer Opening: Fundamentals of Chess Openings – Understanding the ideas behind common openings
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Chess LifeGM Arnold Denker: The Dean of Chess 1914-2005March 2005
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USCF MagazineExecutive News Quarterly: Number 1 for 2006
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USCF MagazineSales Catalog, Winter 2006/2007
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