Library Services for Divinity Alumni/Alumnae

The John W. Graham Library serves the information needs of alumni/ae in Toronto, the GTA, and beyond. Trinity and Wycliffe College alumni/ae and clergy of the Anglican Church of Canada can borrow materials from the Graham Library.

How can I get a borrower’s card?

Extramural cards may be obtained at the Circulation Desk of the Graham Library, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Please provide a current piece of photo ID.

What can I borrow?

You can borrow items from our stacks. Most periodicals may be borrowed overnight. Theses and reference materials are for “in-library use” only.  Tape cassettes, CDs and DVDs have a two-week loan period; videos are mostly three-day loans

How long can I borrow for?

You are entitled to borrow items for two weeks.  Alumni/ae borrowers can renew items once.  All items are subject to recall after two weeks.

Where do I return items?

You must return all Graham Library items to the Graham Library on or before the due date in order to avoid fines. After hours, there is a drop slot beside the library doors that face the main Trinity College building.

What else should I be aware of?

It is your responsibility to keep track of due dates. To check the status of your account, call (416-978-5851) or come in person to the Circulation Desk. You are responsible for keeping your contact information up to date.

Opening Hours

From September to April regular library hours are as follows:

Mon.-Thur. 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 11: 45 p.m.

There are extended hours in December and April. There are closures for various holidays. Restricted hours apply in the summer.

For current opening hours, check our website.

Church House Collection

The Graham Library has received the Church House Library of the General Synod,  Anglican Church of Canada, which ceased operation in December 2011. The collection primarily includes Anglican Communion materials. The collection is in the process of being integrated into the University of Toronto Library's catalogue. However, you can still find titles in the Church House Library's catalogue and these titles can be requested at the Graham Library Circulation Desk.

Church House Catalogue

Access To ATLAS

Alumni/ae have free access to more than 150 important theological journals available full-text through the ATLASerials (ATLAS) online collection. The database contains more than 1,100,000 records. It covers articles in more than 1500 journals, book reviews, and multimedia and essays in multi-author works including Festschriften and conference proceedings.  This resource has been secured through the American Theological Library Association, with funding from the Lilly Endowment. Users can read articles or research a topic from as early as 1924 to the present.

If you are interested in having access to this database, please apply for a user id and password to Linda Corman (linda.corman@utoronto.ca) for Trinity, and Thomas Power thomas.power@utoronto.ca) for Wycliffe.

Online Resources Accessible From the Graham Library Website

Anglican Authors

A listing of Anglican Authors by period (1530-1650, 1650-1830, 1830-2001) and alphabetically. Each author entry includes biographical information, primary works, secondary works and bibliographical sources and related links.

Pastor’s Electronic Library

This is a collection of hundreds of ranked websites brought together as a resource for pastors and students interested in biblical, theological, pastoral and historical studies. The resources are arranged under four main headings: general sites, biblical studies, primary sources,  church history, theology,  ethics, and practice of ministry.

If you have an additional resource to recommend, please contact the theological librarian, Thomas Power (thomas.power@utoronto.ca).

Parish History Collection

The library has a large collection of histories of parishes in Canada. We have compiled a guide to its use which you can view and print (under Print this Guide):

If you wish to donate a parish history, please contact either Linda Corman (linda.corman@utoronto.ca) or Thomas Power (thomas.power@utoronto.ca).

Additional Services Available Through the University of Toronto Libraries

For services available to UofT alumni through UTL see here.