Tours & High School Visits

 High school teachers

Does your high school class have an upcoming research assignment? Would you like to experience research in a university library? If yes, consider bringing your class to visit the University of Toronto Scarborough Library.

Details of a typical visit to the UTSC Library

A visit to the UTSC library generally takes about 2 to 3 hours and includes:  

  • A 15-minute tour of the library
  • A hands-on library orientation to help students find books and articles for their research
  • Guest logins available for the day of the visit only; library borrowing privileges are not available

You can stay on campus for lunch as well. Students can bring their own lunches or purchase food at U of T Scarborough Campus.

Requirements for visiting teachers

  • Complete the registration form below at least 6 weeks prior to the date of the planned visit, although we strongly encourage you to contact us as early as possible.
  • Provide a copy of (or details about) the research assignment the class will be working on.
  • Please note: the Teacher must be present during the entire visit to supervise the activity of students and monitor noise level of students.

Requirements for visiting students

  • Students will only be able to access library resources while they’re on campus. Therefore, they should arrive prepared to save PDFs of articles and other sources relevant to their assignments (e.g. Save PDFs in Google Drive.
  • Students must abide by the U of T Scarborough Library’s food, drink, and noise policies

Library staff will contact you shortly to confirm details of your visit to the UTSC Library. We look forward to meeting you and your students!

Registration form

We encourage classes to visit during our October and February reading weeks or May to June. However, we will try and accommodate visits at different times of the year if different dates would work better for your assignment. All visits are dependent on availability of staff and students.
Please include details of your students’ upcoming research assignment. This will help us plan a library orientation tailored to your class.