Digital Research Services

About DRS

Digital Research Services at University of Toronto Libraries supports teaching and research using digital methods and tools. All UofT faculty, students, and staff can use our services.

We offer:

Consultations on project planning and management, digital copyright, digital publishing, platforms, tools, and methods 

In-class instruction in digital methods and tools in support of UofT curriculum

Services in support of research, including Exhibits UofT, Collections UofT, and our institutional repository TSpace

Workshops on a variety of tools and techniques

Workshop Calendar


Hardware, Software, and Spaces

Digital research has specific hardware and software needs. The library supports these needs through the provision of computer labs, workstations, and a variety of software and equipment.

The library also has a number of specialty labs that provide computers with software installed that is not found on the general library public workstations. Consult the links for more details:

Discounted personal software licenses can also be obtained by U of T students, faculty and staff through the Licensed Software Office. Licenses include statistical software (SAS, STATA, SPSS), computational tools (MATLAB, Mathematica) and more. Individual academic departments may also have additional licenses available internally. For geospatial packages from Esri, contact the Map & Data Library directly through this form. More information about GIS software can be found here.

If there is a particular software package or piece of equipment you need for your research, feel free to contact us to discuss your request.

Robarts has several group study rooms that can be booked here.

Contact us

Fill out the form below if you would like to book an appointment for consultation, schedule in-class instruction on software or methods, or ask a question about your research.