U of T Libraries

U of T libraries can help your student

Librarians often see students who struggle with the research component of their assignments. They can help put them on the right track by showing them how to look for credible sources of information, and how to start their search. Students really appreciate their help.

Librarians are available to assist students in person, over the phone, by e-mail or instant messaging. Students can also request a one-on-one research consultation to discuss research strategies in depth with a librarian.

Finding library materials in print & online for assignments

The University of Toronto (U of T) Libraries’ collection includes more than 12 million items in print and millions of electronic resources in various formats. Your student should be able to find most of their course reading material and scholarly sources for assignments by searching the library catalogue. If we don’t have what they are looking for, we can borrow it from another library on their behalf for free.

Students should never pay extra for journal articles found online. The Libraries have one of the largest collections of journals in the world. Most likely we have what your student requires.

Navigating library spaces and services

U of T’s library system is the largest academic library in Canada, and is ranked in the top three amongst research libraries in North America.

The system consists of 44 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George | Mississauga | Scarborough

There are many resources and services to get students started, including:

  • Getting Started at U of T Libraries lists essential library info for students to get through their first months of classes
  • Library workshops are offered throughout the year to help students understand how to conduct university-level research
  • Library FAQ contains over 400 frequently asked questions about the U of T Libraries. If the answer isn’t there, just ask us!
  • Research Guides created by librarians for different subjects or specific courses
Robarts Library, University of Toronto