Alumni library access

You qualify as an alumnus if you completed four or more credits at U o f T, but are no longer a current student. As an alumnus, you access the library differently than when you were a student.

Online resources

You can access our ebooks, online journals, and other electronic resources in person at a public access (LIRA) computer.

Our guide to Reading, Writing, and Publishing after you leave U of T has some useful tips on accessing online resources as an independent researcher.

Borrowing

The alumni readeralumni research reader, and OISE alumni cards all give you borrowing privileges.  

Study space

Most libraries are open to the public for quiet study.

In Robarts, floors 1-5 and 8 are open to the public during regular hours.  This does not include the extended, overnight hours.

Robarts stacks access

Most libraries have open book stacks, but Robarts stacks (floors 9-13) are restricted.  You can request materials from the stacks at the Loans Desk or get access with:

Research help

Many library research support services will help alumni to some extent, including our main email and chat services. We can also refer you to other sources of research help.

More information

We would like to hear from you  about your information and library needs and about your experiences with our library so that we may serve you better. Email us at library.info@utoronto.ca.