Collection Development Department Collections

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The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library holds one of the largest Chinese studies collections in North America.
Selector: Stephen Qiao
The present collections in Italian Studies at the University of Toronto Libraries support the research and teaching in all aspects of Italian language, literature and culture.
Selector: Miguel Torrens
Established in 1979, the Korean collection at the University of Toronto’s East Asian Library is the largest and the oldest research collection for Korean studies in Canada.
The present collections in Latin American Studies at the University of Toronto Libraries support the research and teaching in all aspects of the area’s languages, literatures, history and culture.
Selector: Miguel Torrens
The University of Toronto (U of T) Music Library holds the largest and most comprehensive music research collection in Canada.
Selector: Trevor Deck
One of the largest in North America and has long been considered fully able to support advanced research in Near Eastern, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.
Selector: Blair Kuntz
Philosophy
The Philosophy Department remains Canada’s preeminent and is an international leader in history of philosophy – especially ancient and medieval philosophy – as well as ethics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind.
Selector: Miguel Torrens
Libraries’ Slavic and East European collection is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in Canada, and today numbers over 500,000 titles.
The South Asian Studies collection at the University of Toronto Libraries is the largest in Canada
Selector: Lana Soglasnova
Spanish Languages and Literatures
The University of Toronto offers a wide selection of courses on the literatures of Spain and Spanish America: medieval Spanish literature; early modern prose, verse and drama; the modern novel, short story, poetry, drama and film.
Selector: Miguel Torrens