University College Library

Photo of University College Library (Laidlaw Library)


Library hours

15 King's College Circle Laidlaw Wing, 2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3H7

About the library

The University College Library offers a large study space with lots of natural light, 20 computers, a group study room, and is also the home of the UC Writing Centre.

The Library also offers power plugs for 36 people to plug in their laptop or mobile device (30 along our north wall under the windows, and 6 in our computer lab). Print (including wirelessly) from our black-and-white printer for 15 cents per page. Use our photocopier to photocopy for 10 cents per page or scan for free onto your USB device.

Collection strengths

UC Library has about 35,000 items in the humanities and social sciences, including many books related to

  • University College's academic programs
    • Canadian Studies
    • Drama
    • Health Studies
    • Sexual Diversity Studies
    • UC One: Engaging Toronto
  • Writing, research, and study skills

Our special collections include:

  • The Purdy Collection: about 3,000 Canadian literature books which once belonged to the Canadian poet Al Purdy
  • The Best Seller Collection: popular books of every genre and subject.  It is the only Best Seller collection on the St. George Campus

How to access

Books in the Purdy Collection do not circulate. Limit of 5 Best Seller books per person.