Research and Academic Skills Centre (RASC)
Explore this service to get help with research, writing, and academic life skills.
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 Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Have a question? Contact us!
416-926-1300 ext. 3456
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).
Kelly InfoExpress for Graduate Students
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.
The following research guides identify some of the most important reference resources in specific subject areas:
- Asian Religions
- Book and Printing History
- Canon Law
- Catholic Liturgy
- Catholic News and Opinion
- Catholic Spirituality
- Celtic Studies
- Christian Music
- Christianity and Film
- Christianity and the Visual Arts
- Church History
- Eastern Christianity
- Ecclesiastical Latin
- English Literature
- French Literature
- German Literature
- Graduate Theology
- Irish History
- Irish Literature
- Italian Literature
- Literary Theory and Criticism
- Mediaeval Law
- Mediaeval Studies
- Systematic Theology
- Vatican II
- Women in the Middle Ages
The Kelly Library includes collaborative group and private, silent study space. Food and drink are allowed in all areas of the Library except the Special Collections Reading Room.
The Roy & Ann Foss Research Commons on the ground floor of the Library has 43 workstations (including four workstations with flatbed scanners). View the ground floor map.
Computers are reserved for use by current faculty, staff and students who have a UTORid. On each floor of the library there are two workstations reserved for use of the online catalogue. Scholars from other institutions needing access to University of Toronto Library electronic resources should consult with library staff.
Wireless access is available in most areas of the Library. A UTORid is required to connect to the university network. Print jobs can also be sent from a laptop to the printers in the Library (more information). If you have any questions, please contact Richard Carter.
Send print jobs from any computer workstation in the Library to one of several printers: black-and-white printers found on the ground and second floors
Print jobs default to double-sided printing. All printing is $0.15 per page.
a colour printer ($0.75 per page for 8 1/2 x 11 and 11 x 14; $1.50 for 11 x 17).
Release and pay for print jobs at the black-and-white printers and then retrieve the print job at the Circulation Desk.
Payment for print jobs is by T-card. Patrons without a T-card can purchase a copycard at the Circulation Desk.
There is a cash-to-card machine for placing money on T-cards on the ground floor of the Library.
On the ground floor of the Library there are two self-service photocopiers ($0.10 per copy). Payment for print jobs is by T-card. Patrons without a T-card can purchase a copycard at the Circulation Desk.
The Library has 24 coat lockers which can be used for the day. Twelves are on the ground floor of the Library at the bottom of the east stairwell; twelve more are on the 3rd floor along the west hallway. Keys for these lockers can be signed out at the Circulation Desk each day.
Christianity and Culture
- Basic Reference Sources for Graduate Theology
- The Bible
- Catholic liturgy
- Catholic spirituality
- Christian music
- Christianity and film
- Christianity and the visual arts
- Church history
- Eastern Christianity
- Systematic theology
- Vatican II
Additional Resources: Robarts Library, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Robertson Davies Library at Massey College,Centre for 19th Century French Studies, Library of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Department of Art Library.