University of Toronto Libraries offers a Curbside Pickup Service for print books and other materials not available electronically through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service. This service is available for current University of Toronto students, faculty, and staff. See also: Scan & Deliver Service.
Request items from
Material that may be requested
Books in stacks and storage
|Gerstein Science Information Centre||Robarts Library||Books in stacks|
|OISE Library||Robarts Library||Books, AV materials|
|Architecture Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|Business (Milt Harris) Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|Centre for Criminology Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|Dentistry Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|Earth Sciences Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|East Asian Library||Robarts Library||Books, AV materials|
|E. J. Pratt Library (Victoria College)||E. J. Pratt Library||Books|
|Emmanuel Library (Victoria College)||Emmanuel Library||Books, DVDs, CDs|
|Graham (Trinity College) Library||Graham Library||Books|
|Innis College Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|Kelly (St Mike's College) Library||Kelly Library||Books, DVDs|
|Knox College – Caven Library||Knox College||Books, AV materials|
|Law Library||Will be confirmed by email||Books|
|Math Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|Media Commons||Robarts Library||DVDs, Blu-rays, video games, microforms|
|Music Library||Robarts Library||Books, music scores, CDs|
|New College (Ivey) Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|Regis College Library||Regis Library||Books|
|St Augustine's Seminary Library||St Augustine's Library||Books|
|University College Library||Robarts Library||Books|
|UTM Library||UTM Library||Books|
|UTSC Library (including The Bridge)||UTSC Library||Books, DVDs|
|Downsview off-site storage facility||Robarts Library||Books, DVDs, & all other media types|
The Curbside Pickup Service does not include course reserves, government publications, journals, reference materials, or uncatalogued items.
Winter term 2021
- January 11 – April 30, 2021
- Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm | Sunday: CLOSED
Find your item(s) by using LibrarySearch
Click the GET IT link in each item's catalogue record and follow the prompts to request. If you are not yet signed into LibrarySearch, you'll need to enter your UTORid to request it.
If the item comes up as a HathiTrust item, you will not be able to request it for curbside pick up.
You will receive an automated email message to acknowledge receipt of your request. Staff will check the shelves for your requested items and send you a message about any requested book(s) that are not available
Wait for a final e-mail notice with instructions about picking up your item(s)
Pick up window & due dates
Pick up: Items will be held for pick up for 14 days from the time of your email pickup notice.
Due dates: Due dates of Curbside Pickup Service items are extended to the end of September 2021 OR whenever your library privileges expire, whichever comes first. Renewals are not applicable at this time.
To check due dates: Either click on the MY ACCOUNT link on the UTL homepage – just under the LibrarySearch box – or sign in via LibrarySearch. Click on your name to see the MY LOANS link. Due dates appear next to each item charged out to you. This FAQ explains.
Pick up instructions
The Robarts Library Curbside Pickup Service is only accessible via the 2nd floor south portico entrance (St George St. side, at Harbord St.) by the Fisher Library side. There is no access to Robarts Library from this space.
Please wear a mask when you arrive, and follow these steps:
Step 1: Enter through the revolving doors
Step 2: Pick up is contactless. Show your TCard or a piece of government-issued ID to library staff from the marked distance
Step 3: Collect your books, which will be packaged in a paper bag labeled with your name
Step 4: Exit through the Harbord St.-side revolving doors
The health and safety of our staff and library users is our highest priority. To make curbside pickup as safe as possible, we have implemented the following health & safety measures.
Check these Curbside Pickup Service-related FAQs.
– Updated March 30, 2021