Services for Students

Writing, Learning, and Research Help

Rooms 132, 137, and 139, Ground Floor, Kelly Library

Book a one-on-one 45-minute appointment for writing, learning strategies, or research help online here.

Writing a research paper? Try SMOLworld, our interactive research essay guide.


St. Michael’s College Writing Centre

Instructors Steve Hoselton, Jordana Greenblatt, and Jaclyn Piudik

The Kelly Library has a Writing Centre for both undergraduate SMC students and graduate USMC Theology students.

You may book a one-on-one 45-minute 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.

Find out more about the USMC Writing Centre

Learning Strategies

Learning Strategist at St. Mike’s

Andrea Graham

You may book a one-on-one 45-minute appointment with Andrea online.

Andrea and other learning strategists help students with all aspects of academic performance including time management, stress management, study strategies, writing, procrastination, critical reading and critical thinking.  They can help you discover your best ways of learning, adapt to university work and expectations, increase your efficiency, identify and pursue your goals, improve your work, and get the most out of your academic learning experience.


Research Help Centre

Dave Hagelaar, Silvia Vong, Noel McFerran and Richard Carter

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.

Personal Librarian Program

All 1st year St. Mike’s students have a personal librarian at the Kelly Library.

Find out more . . .

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 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays 12 p.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.

Contact Kelly InfoExpress