Gerstein Science Information Centre

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The largest science and health science academic library in Canada.




Sigmund Samuel Library Building 9 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5

St. George campus

How to Access

As of January 2, 2023. Gerstein Accessible Entrance is temporarily impacted by the Landmark Project. Please refer to interactive Campus Map and Building Access Notices websites for:

  • Other Accessible Buildings on St. George Campus
  • Updates on disruptions to building access


The Gerstein Science Information Centre is the largest science and health science academic library in Canada.  It is a content contributor to the Medical Heritage Library, a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries. It is also home to the MADLab, a student-centric facility devoted to mobile software development. The building opened in 1892 and the heritage wing of the Gerstein Science Information Centre is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and is on the City of Toronto's list of heritage properties.

Our staff provide support for all aspects of research, teaching, and learning for the students, faculty, and researchers in the science and health science community:

  • In-depth research consultations (in-person, email, or virtual)
  • Customized library instruction
  • Quiet Study Areas and Group Study Rooms (including a Presentation Practice Room).
  • 3D printing

​For more about our services and spaces, take a Virtual Tour.

Subject Areas
Health sciences, Professional schools, Science & Engineering

Collection Strengths

  • Primarily material on the sciences, including the health sciences, medicine, physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • Print collection of 500,000 books and 1,200 journal subscriptions
  • Access to over 100,000 online journals and books
  • More about our collections, including our Palomar Astronomy Collection

Group Study Rooms

Book a Study Room

All currently registered U of T students can use these rooms for academic purposes or other University-related projects.


2nd floor, main floor, and 1-below. Group study room map.


Yes, rooms can be booked in advance.

Number of study rooms:
Special features:

Most rooms have whiteboards or chalkboards. One room has presentation practice technology.

Students with accessibility needs have priority when booking room B172.

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