Information and reference desk

Library help

Visit us online via Blackboard Collaborate to get live assistance from UTSC Library staff:

The next session of the online help desk begins September 8 at 3:00pm

the UTSC Library front desk

Library reference staff can help you with:

  • Getting started on researching a topic or assignment, choosing resources or developing a search strategy
  • Searching the catalogue, databases, and research guides for the most useful information
  • Referrals to your liaison librarian or help centres like the Math and Statistics Learning Centre or Writing Support
  • Navigating the libraries’ wide variety of services, and understanding your library loans and account

Research guides

See our research guides by subject or by course code for online research advice, useful tools, and the best resources for your research needs curated by expert U of T librarians.

Library workshops

We offer in-class workshop sessions for students on topics such as searching the web for scholarly content, using discipline-specific library databases, and using citation management software like RefWorks.

Liaison librarian appointment

Request a consultation with your liaison librarian who will provide expert assistance on finding and evaluating resources, designing a research strategy, and uncovering hard-to-find information.

Contact information

  • The Information and Reference Desk is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, UTSC Library staff are ready to continue assisting students, faculty and staff through our new online help desk - see above.
  • Telephone 416-287-7500
  • Email
  • Chat live online with a librarian at Ask a Librarian
  • Check the library FAQ to see if your question already has an answer.