Services for Students

Research Help Centre

Need help making sense of a scholarly article? Navigating databases? Narrowing a topic? Finding primary sources? Citing materials correctly?

You may book a one-on-one 45-minute research help appointment online.

Kelly Librarians can help you with any part of the research process, from starting your research to exploring databases to fine-tuning citations.

Theology Writing Centre

The Kelly Library has a Writing Centre for Graduate Theology students.

You may book a one-on-one 45-minute theology writing help appointment online.

A writing instructor can help with many aspects of academic writing: structure, clarity, cohesion, topic development and expression. We cannot edit or proofread your paper, but we can teach you the skills you need to do it yourself. You needn’t have a finished paper to come in. Please see us at any stage of the writing process. Sometimes just talking about your ideas helps to create focus.

Personal Librarian Program

All 1st year St. Mike’s students have a personal librarian at the Kelly Library. Find yours by last name below:

Dave Hagelaar A-G
Dave Hagelaar A-G
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Richard Carter H-R
Richard Carter H-R
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Remi Pulwer S-Z
Remi Pulwer S-Z
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If you’re a 1st year student, your personal librarian is your academic point person. Dave, Remi, and Richard can field all questions–and if they don’t know the answers they’ll find someone who does. Feel free to email your personal librarian anytime; they’ll get back to you as soon as they can. Your PL will send you 5-6 emails over the year, offering research and assignment tips.

Personal Librarian for Faculty of Theology Students

Noel McFerran
Noel McFerran, Theology Students

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Finding Library Materials

Drop by our Reference Desk! We’ll help you navigate databases, find journal articles, books, and e-resources, and get started with researching your essays.

Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact us!

Borrowing Library Materials

Anyone with a valid University of Toronto library card can borrow circulating materials.

People without a University of Toronto library card can purchase a St. Michael’s Library Extramural Reader’s card ($40.00 per year; $30.00 per year for SMC alumni).

Read more on library loan periods, renewals, holds, late/damaged materials, and inter-campus and interlibrary loans.

Kelly InfoExpress for Graduate Students

University of St. Michael’s College Graduate Students in the Faculty of Theology, Department of French, German, Italian, Slavic, and DMin students in the Toronto School of Theology can request a PDF copy of any journal article or book chapter available in U of T libraries. Requests are usually filled within four business days.

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