Criminology Information Service & Library

Criminology Information Service & Library


Library hours

14 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3K9
416-978-7124 (ext 245)

Library hours

January 3-April 29, 2018 (holiday hours and closures)
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
9:00am-6:00pm 9:00am-6:00pm 9:00am-6:00pm 9:00am-6:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm Closed Closed

Monday February 19 (Family Day)
Friday March 30 (Good Friday)


April 30-September 3, 2018
NOTE: the library is closed for lunch each day from 12:30-1:30pm and until 2:00pm on May 16, 2018.
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm Closed Closed
Tuesday May 1 (Early closure at 4pm)
Monday July 2, 2018 (Canada Day)
Monday August 6, 2018 (Civic Holiday)
Monday September 3, 2018 (Labour Day)


About the library

The focus of the collection is on criminology, criminal justice, deviant behaviour, corrections and penology, and policing and law enforcement. There are some legal materials available in the library (statutes, case reports, legal encyclopedia, etc.). For works on methodology of social science research, Robarts has the better collection. There is an article file of over 2,000 articles, reprints, government reports, etc., indexed for use. It is called the CRIMDOC database and can be searched from the Criminology Library home page on the World Wide Web.

Specialized Subject Collections

John Ll. J. Edwards Collection

Collection strengths

Library catalogue coverage - excellent - covers more than 90% of our holdings. Current materials, theses, the article file, are best accessed in the library, not on the library catalogue.

How to access

Periodicals, statutes, reference collection. There is a reserve collection of materials for Reading Room use only.