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COVID-19: Updates on Library Services and Operations

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

COVID-19: Updates on Library Services and Operations 

Thursday, April 6, 2020  

Effective at 6 pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all libraries will be closed. We know a small number of students continued to use our libraries in recent days in order to access their courses and efforts are underway on all three campuses to support individual requests. Students should use the Contact Us button located at the top of the FAQ section on the University web site, indicating their campus, in order to receive additional information. 

Library help for research, teaching and learning will be available online. For more information on how the libraries can support remote instruction, please visit:   

For more information about how libraries can support students completing their classes remotely, please visit:

  • There is no need to return your books at this time. 

  • All loans will be extended, and no late fines charged. 

  • If you wish to return your books on the St. George campus, you can do so using the book return slot at Robarts Library. If you wish to return books to the UTSC Library, please contact

  • Interlibrary Loan will continue for eresources only. Due dates for print Interlibrary Loan items have been extended to July 1, 2020. 

  • Retrievals from closed libraries, including Downsview, will not be possible. 

See also: Latest Updates on COVID-19 and the University of Toronto ‘s response