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Library Services

The John W. Graham Library offers a number of services to University of Toronto community members including research consultations, faculty research and course support, instruction in research and information-seeking strategies, group study spaces and computer workstations. Click on the menu items on your right to learn more about borrowing services, technology support, and resources for students, faculty and alumni.

COVID-19 Response

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of the Graham Library, certain services will be offered on a limited basis.

Fulfillment Services

  • There is no need to return your books at this time. All loans will be automatically extended and no late fees charged. If you do return any books, please use the book drop located to the immediate left of the east-side library entrance.
  • All inter-campus delivery has been halted, and books from Downsview will not be retrieved.
  • Patrons will continue to have access to their library account online.
  • Any questions about fulfillment services should be directed to


The Graham Library InfoExpress Service for Trinity and Wycliffe College faculty and graduate students is continuing in a limited capacity. If an item is available in a digital format, delivery is possible within 24-hours. Please see below for access to items in the library’s print collection. For more information or to make a request for an item, please contact

Reference & Research Support

  • First-year Trinity College students may continue to contact their personal librarians for consultations via e-mail, online chat, or videoconference.
  • Arts students requesting research assistance should contact the Instructional & Reader Services Librarian, Katie Holmes, for consultations via e-mail, online chat, or videoconference.
  • Divinity students requesting research assistance should contact the Theological Librarian, Thomas Power.
  • Divinity students may consult this Guide to Accessing Electronic Resources in the University of Toronto Libraries.

Access to Print Collection

The University of Toronto is now a participant in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). This means that during the University of Toronto Libraries’ closure due to COVID-19, current students and faculty can read digitized versions of the library’s in-copyright print books that have been deposited in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

The Emergency Temporary Access Service enables:

The ETAS collection will only be available while our physical libraries are closed.

Accessing HathiTrust

  1. Read and agree to the terms of use statement.
  2. Click through to the HathiTrust.
  3. From anywhere on the HathiTrust website, click the yellow LOG IN.
  4. Find and select “University of Toronto” in the list of partner institutions.
  5. Log in with your UTORid and password.
  6. When you have successfully logged in, you will be returned to the HathiTrust website.
  7. Enter your search terms in the search bar and select the “Search HathiTrust” button to submit your search.

If you cannot find what you’re looking for, contact us at for assistance.

UTL’s partnership with HathiTrust

This arrangement, which respects Canadian copyright law, has been made possible by the University of Toronto Libraries’ membership in HathiTrust – a nonprofit partnership of academic and research institutions which preserves digitized books, journals, and other print materials, and makes them as accessible as possible under copyright law.

In addition to the digitized books held by HathiTrust which are also in our print collection, all library users continue to have access to more than 6.7 million public domain and Creative Commons-licensed works in HathiTrust, including the ability to download the full text of those works.

By offering this service HathiTrust is helping the University of Toronto Libraries continue to support teaching and research while we are physically distancing to protect the health of our community.

Please visit this page to learn more about U of T’s HathiTrust membership.