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John M. Kelly Library and SMC Students

Research & Academic Skills Centre

The St Michael’s College Research and Academic Skills Centre (RASC) is a free service available to all SMC undergraduates. Get assistance here with your writing and research! Book a Research Appointment with a Kelly Librarian. Learn about the Kelly Library Personal Librarian Program for first year SMC students and Theology students. Improve your writing skills one-on-one with a Writing instructor.

In addition to one-on-one consultations, we offer drop-in workshops on research and writing. RASC also offers appointments and workshops to address issues related to the demands of academic life such as anxiety and time management.

Contact RASC Co-ordinator

Richard Carter, Reference and Instructional Librarian, John M. Kelly Library

+1-416-926-1300 ext.3444

RASC Location

John M. Kelly Library | 113 St Joseph Street | Rooms 132 and 139, Ground Floor

How it Works

If you're a St. Mike's student, book a 40-minute research appointment with a Kelly Librarian. If no convenient appointment is available, please contact: Richard Carter to arrange a time and day.

If you're not a St. Mike's student, we're still happy to help! Please contact Richard Carter.

Though same-day research appointments are not available, you can drop-in and speak to a librarian at the Reference and Information Desk about your essay anytime Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Research Appointment Schedule

Monday to Friday. Appointment times vary per day but are generally at 11:00am, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. If these times don't work for you, please request an appointment Richard Carter.

Check available appointments through the RASC registration system »


Room 132, Ground Floor, John M. Kelly Library.

How it Works

Book an individual 45-minute appointment with a writing instructor. Appointments must be booked in advance. Writing appointments are intended to assist with the essay writing process, not proof reading or remedial editing.

1st or 2nd year students: book appointments with Steve Hoselton

3rd or 4th year students: book appointments with Jordana

International and ESL students: book appointments with Jaclyn Piudik

Writing Appointment Availability

Tuesdays, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Check available appointments through the RASC registration system »


Room 139, Ground Floor, John M. Kelly Library

How it Works

Your Personal Librarian is your UofT library contact for first year SMC students and all USMC Faculty of Theology students.

Contact your Personal Librarian (see list provided) by e-mail as often as you like throughout the year with any questions you have about your research or using the library system.


John M. Kelly Library, 113 St Joseph St.

If you are a first year SMC student and your last name starts with:

Learn From Your Mentors About

  • Negotiating the academic environment
  • Tapping into UofT academic resources
  • Time management
  • Study Skills
  • Taking Tests
  • Communicating with professors and TAs

How it Works

The Mentor and Academic Peer Program offers all students regular programming and workshops delivered by the Mentors (upper year students) each day, every week during the semester. Mentors also host Exam Jelly in Kelly and other fun de-stressing activities and events!. Mentors also oversee and support Academic Peers. Academic Peers are one-on-one e-mentors for all first year students.


Kelly Café, John M. Kelly Library

Are you in First Year and need an Academic Peer? Sign up here!