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Users may now request scanned copies of articles from print journals held by select libraries.

Cover image of the journal Red Follower of Shchedrin, issue 3

87 digitized journal issues added to the Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat.

Mayor, alderman, and liveryman: de Heere illustration, c.1574, from BL Add. MS 28330 fo. 30r.

MASL has been relaunched with a database that is fully searchable from 1190 to the present.


Beginning July 6, 2020, the University of Toronto Libraries will offer remote access to student computers in the Computer Access Facilities.

Beginning June 22, Robarts Library will offer a Curbside Pickup Service for print books not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service.


U of T Librarians have assembled a list of resources available on topics of anti-Black racism and violence in Canada, Black resistance, race and health equity, and educating against anti-Black racism.

New morality; or The promis'd installment of the high-priest of the Theophilanthropes, with the homage of Leviathan and his suite

The University of Toronto Libraries has just launched an updated and redesigned version of the Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry with a greatly improved search function.

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During the U of T library closure due to COVID-19, current students and faculty can read digitized versions of more than 2.5 million of the library’s in-copyright print books that have been deposited in the HathiTrust Digital Library. 

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Doing infectious disease research during a pandemic is a very different experience from researching other diseases.

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Please visit this page regularly for updates on changes to library services due to the COVID-19 virus.


We are pleased to announce that a new Reflection Room is now open to the U of T community. This space can be used for meditation, mindfulness, prayer, and yoga.

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On February 4th, 2020 the University of Toronto Libraries, in partnership with York University Libraries, hosted the 5th annual Student Journal Forum.

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The University of Toronto (U of T) and Karger Publishers have entered into a transformative open access agreement that includes reading access to all Karger e-journals with immediate open access to U of T-authored articles.

From left to right: Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr, Elizabeth Haig (accepting on behalf of Alina Bykova), Rahul Arora, Amanda Khan and Larry Alford, U of T's chief librarian (photo by Paul Terefenko)

Students Rahul Arora, Alina Bykova and Amanda Khan were recently recognized by University of Toronto Libraries for research that ranged from computer graphics to laparoscopic surgery and a Russian ghost town in the Arctic.

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The UTL has hired a former Wikipedian in Residence, Alex Jung,  to support the research and learning by improving access to high quality unique online open access primary source resources and collections like digitized rare books, web archives, and art.

Katherine Morrison portrait

The University of Toronto and its students have lost a loyal friend, a generous and visionary benefactor, and a passionate lover of the library. Katherine Morrison was 94.