About the UTSC Library

UTSC Library

UTSC Chief Librarian Angela Hamilton

A message from the UTSC Library Chief Librarian

Welcome to the UTSC Library, a leader in academic library service and program development. We have piloted a self-serve, fully automated course reserve service and the highly successful Liaison Librarian Program is in the vanguard of developing new roles for research libraries.  The UTSC Library also leads through our Digital Scholarship Unit, a team that has forged partnerships with faculty, academic and administrative campus departments to collaborate on advances in digital scholarship and instruction. 

The library offers an extensive reference and research service, where students and faculty can receive research assistance in person, by telephone, through email, and through the online Ask a Librarian chat service.  Students and faculty can book an appointment with a liaison librarian to assist with course assignments, in both the development of the assignment (with faculty), or in finding resources to fulfill the assignment (for the student).

Scarborough holds a local collection of about 400,000 print items, journal subscriptions, sound recordings, videos and films, a leisure reading collection, special research and archival collections. Full access to the entire U of T Library system (the third-largest academic library system in North America, behind Harvard and Yale) includes over 12 million print volumes in 128 languages, close to 100,000 serial subscriptions, 660,000 electronic journals and over 1,000,000 electronic books. For materials unavailable through the University of Toronto’s network of libraries, we will use our national and international agreements to get the requested material for you. In addition to the library’s extensive collections, we offer access to over 200 networked computer stations, individual and group study space (including “Silent Study” rooms) and extensive reference and research support.  

The UTSC Library is your physical and virtual portal to a vast array of information and expertise. Students, faculty and staff can receive assistance with research and information needs by telephone, through email and through the online Ask a Librarian chat service. We look forward to answering your questions!

All the very best,

Angela Hamilton

UTSC Chief Librarian