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Learning Commons

Writing Help, Research Help, and Learning Strategies

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  Learning Commons
At the Learning Commons, you can choose from among more than 40 up-to-date workstations and gain access to Microsoft Office, UT email, the Internet, and the Portal. Next to these computers–in rooms 132, 137, and 139–you can benefit from one-on-one help with assignments. Book a one-on-one appointment for writing, learning strategies, or research help online here!



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Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel an appointment, please do as soon as possible, but at least 24 hours in advance. This will allow other students to get an appointment with an instructor sooner. Repeatedly failing to cancel appointments within the required time or failing to show up for scheduled appointments may result in you being blocked from booking further sessions.

Group Study Rooms

Rooms 201, 202, 205, and 206 are not bookable; they are first-come, first-served.
You can book the Presentation Practice Room online.

If you have questions, please ask at the Circulation Desk on the Ground Floor.

More group study rooms are available at other UofT Libraries.

Help Finding Library Materials

We can help you navigate databases, find journal articles, books, primary sources, and e-resources, and gain confidence researching so you can get your assignments off the ground.

Circulation Desk
To borrow books and DVDs.
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Reference Desk
To ask a librarian for help with your research.
Monday to Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 Kelly Library Extramural Reader’s card ($40.00 per year; $30.00 per year for USMC alumni).

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

Personal Librarian Program

All first year St. Mike’s students have a personal librarian at the Kelly Library. Your Personal Librarian is your UofT library contact.

Find out more . . .

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.