Library services at the University of Toronto

Library services for Faculty of Information students


Faculty of Information (FI) students have access to the unparalled resources available through the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) – a library system with over 40 individual libraries.

The student TCard+ acts as a library card, and entitles you to borrow books, and access electronic resources such as articles, journals, books, databases, and more.

While Robarts Library is the closest library, FI students also will find materials of interest – depending on their areas of study – in libraries such as:

ROM Library  |   Engineering & Computer Science Library  |  Gerstein Science Information Centre  |  OISE Library  |  Government Publications at Robarts Library  |  Map & Data Library  |  Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library  | All UTL libraries

Course reserves

FI students may access the course reserve material listed on their FI course syllabi at the Robarts Course Reserves service, located at the Media Commons on the 3rd floor of Robarts Library.  Check their hours of opening here. Note that Course Reserves are closed stacks, so students must have the call number(s) of the book(s) they seek.

iSkills workshops

Faculty of Information professors, librarians, staff, current students, alumni, and a collective of professionals and academics from each program and concentration, work together to create the iSkills roster of workshops offered exclusively to FI students in fall and winter terms. Together with the required curricula, these workshops create a unique information and heritage educational experience. They also address academic, professional, and technical competencies aligned with the Faculty’s programs and concentrations.

To learn more, visit the iSkills webpage.

Research & reference help

FI students may access help in-person, by telephone, email, or chat.  You can ask quick questions about how to find and use library resources, or book a longer consultation with a librarian  Find out how.  UTL also maintains a large collection of FAQs to help students navigate the library website and find what they seek.

Students may also consult a specially-curated page for FI students, made up of research guides, writing and citing help, and more.