UTL at Downsview celebrates shelving the 3 millionth book


Placing the 3millionth item at DownsviewThis past Thursday, members of the UTL Collection Development Department along with staff from the Archives, Fisher Library, and the Access and Information Department visited UTL at Downsview to celebrate the shelving of the 3 millionth book. Head of Access and Information, Lari Langford, and Downsview staff hosted the event. A celebratory cake was served along with a tour of the facilities, allowing staff the opportunity to see firsthand the collections and operations at Downsview. Staff signed the tray that the 3 millionth book is shelved on, so it will also function as a time capsule commemorating the event. The 3 millionth book was Orationes Acadademicae by Christian Thomasius, a law treatise published in 1723 and donated in 1891 by the University of Heidelberg Library to replace the collections destroyed in the 1890 fire at University College. It was considered a perfect choice to celebrate our 125th anniversary. Before being transferred to Downsview, it was held at Robarts Library.

For a roundup of Twitter activity, including a video of the shelving, you can view the Twitter Moment on the U of T Libraries Twitter account.