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John M. Kelly Library

Services for Faculty

Kelly librarians and staff work to help instructors with their teaching and research.

Contact Your Liaison Librarian, who can consult with you on the services and resources available for your program or research.

Retrieving materials through Kelly InfoExpress is one way the Kelly Library Supports Your Research; we also ensure our collection supports your work by responding to requests for new library materials. We also Support Your Classroom through:


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Language Departments: French Studies

Richard Carter

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College Programs: Celtic Studies, Cornerstone Program, Mediaeval Studies
Language Departments: German Studies

Noel McFerran

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College Programs: Christianity and Culture
Faculty of Theology

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Language Departments: Italian Studies, Slavic Studies

Silvia Vong

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College Programs:Book and Media Studies

Request New Library Materials

We want to ensure that the books, DVDs and other library materials which we purchase support faculty research and classroom instruction. Please contact us if there is anything you think we should buy.

Kelly InfoExpress is the Kelly Library's premium document delivery service exclusively for faculty members at the University of St Michael's College.  The Kelly InfoExpress service retrieves books, articles, and other materials from the Kelly Library, other University of Toronto libraries, the internet, and interlibrary loan. Items are delivered to and picked up from faculty offices.

Who is eligible to use Kelly Info Express?

Full-time faculty members with offices on the campus of the University of St Michael's College, including faculty members from any of the following groups:

  1. the Faculty of Theology
  2. the four college programs of St Michael's College
  3. the four UofT language departments located at USMC
  4. senior USMC administrators

We ask that you limit your Kelly InfoExpress requests to materials that relate to your own teaching and research.

Contact Kelly Info Express

Manda Vrkljan, Coordinator, Kelly InfoExpress | (416) 926-1300 ext. 3430.

How do I submit a request?

Send your requests by e-mail to Include as much bibliographic citation information as possible (at least the author and title). E-mail ensures that we have a paper trail to track your request. When your e-mail request is received and read (usually the same or next business day), Kelly InfoExpress will send you an e-mail confirmation.

How long does it take to receive a requested item?

We try to deliver requested items to you within three business days. If an item cannot be delivered to you within three business days (because it is temporarily unavailable or because we have to obtain it through interlibrary loan), we will notify you by e-mail and continually update you on our efforts to retrieve the item.

Will Kelly InfoExpress go to other libraries to retrieve materials for me?

Absolutely. We will retrieve materials from other libraries on the St. George Campus, other UofT campuses, or around the world (through interlibrary loan).

May I request items on a rush basis?

If you have an emergency rush request, we will try to provide you with the item as soon as possible. Please tell us the date and time you need the item.

If I send a list of items, how long will it take for Kelly InfoExpress to retrieve all of the items on the list? 

When you send a list of items to Kelly InfoExpress, we will deliver the materials to you as we receive them, rather than waiting to gather all of them for a one-time delivery.

In which format — paper or electronic — will I receive my items?

If the item you request is available electronically in a page-image format, Kelly InfoExpress will send you the item as an e-mail attachment, which you can print yourself if you wish. If you prefer to receive the item in paper, let us know when you send in your request. Items not available electronically will of course be delivered in paper.

How are paper items delivered to me?

All paper items are delivered to your office, or retrievable from the Kelly InfoExpress office.

Can Kelly InfoExpress help me if I am browsing the shelves in the Kelly Library and find a book chapter or article that I want copied?

Yes. Please bring the item to the Kelly InfoExpress office, and a PDF of the book chapter or article will be emailed to you.

May my student research assistant use Kelly InfoExpress on my behalf?

Kelly InfoExpress is a personal service intended exclusively for faculty members with offices at the University of St Michael's College. Your research assistant must retrieve and copy materials for research and submit interlibrary loans for you on his own, outside of the Kelly InfoExpress system. Research assistants may not forward requests to Kelly InfoExpress on your behalf.

How do I return borrowed books and interlibrary loan materials that Kelly InfoExpress delivers to me?

Please return all University of Toronto library books to the Kelly Library, either at the Circulation Desk or through the outside book drop. All InterLibrary Loan books must be returned to the Kelly InfoExpress office. When we are making a delivery to your office, we will be happy to pick up any books you wish to return.

Is there anything Kelly InfoExpress cannot do for me?

Kelly InfoExpress can only make copies of copyrighted materials within the limits of the Canadian Copyright Act. This situation arises most often when you ask us to copy material that constitutes more than the guideline of 10% of the entire item, such as an entire journal issue. If one of your requests raises a copyright concern, we will contact you to work out a satisfactory solution.

  • Clarifying copyright guidelines
  • Reviewing readings for Blackboard
  • Locating alternate sources
  • Obtaining copyright clearance

Please contact:

Silvia Vong | 416-926-1300, ext. 3092

Manda Vrkljan | 416-926-1300, ext. 3430

For Undergraduate classes:

Silvia Vong | 416-926-1300, ext. 3092

Richard Carter | 416-926-1300, ext. 3444

For Graduate Theology classes:

Noel S. McFerran | 416-926-1300, ext. 3472

How it Works:

Reference Librarians at the Kelly Library can come to your class and present a session on research skills and tools specific to your subject area. Alternatively, you can bring your class to the electronic classroom on the second floor of the Library. We can focus on whatever aspect of research you think would be most helpful for your students. We can also tailor our instruction to your assignments.

The Kelly Library Syllabus Service comprises:

Online Links in Your Course Reading List

  • Creating electronic course readings
  • Linking to articles and books
  • Uploading of PDFs directly to Blackboard
  • Amending the loan period of books and DVDs

We will add permanent, copyright-compliant links to reading lists on your Blackboard course sites. These links will enable students to access readings quickly and efficiently by directing them to:

  • Full-text versions for online sources.
  • Catalogue records for print titles.

Please contact:

Carmen Cachia | 416-926-1300, ext. 3471

Manda Vrkljan | 416-926-1300, ext. 3430

Blackboard Portal Services

  • Get an introduction to Blackboard.
  • Fix problems you are encountering.
  • Customize online library resources for your course site in Blackboard.
  • Learn about more advanced Blackboard tools such as the Grade Centre, the Discussion Board, and Online Tests and Assignments.
  • Discuss ways of making the site more useful for your students and convenient for you.

Please contact:

Richard Carter 416-926-1300, ext. 3444

Silvia Vong 416-926-1300, ext. 3092

You can also get key UofT Blackboard information online.

Library Resources Pages for your Blackboard course sites

One difficulty students face is not knowing which sources to use--or where to find them. To solve this problem, the Kelly Library is working to customize a library resources page for every course at St. Michael's. With our work, and your expertise, we can select the resources most appropriate for an individual course.

Each Blackboard course site includes a link in the left-hand menu to this resources page. Although the page chiefly promotes the increasing number of scholarly e-resources at U of T, it also helps students find relevant print titles. The page contains:
  • a catalogue search box.
  • selected article databases (e.g. MLA International Bibliography).
  • online encyclopaedias and dictionaries (e.g. New Catholic Encyclopaedia).
  • Top Resources (intended for free web sources).