Services

Borrowing Library Materials

The Kelly Library building is now closed, effective immediately, in response to public health guidelines. Online Services, however, are still available. Kelly Curbside Pickup runs Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

Patrons with a valid UTORID may make a curbside pickup request by finding an item in the catalogue and clicking the blue Get Help button.

Find out more about Kelly Curbside Pickup.

If you are unable to locate a title or have any questions about our borrowing policies please email us at kelly.library@utoronto.ca.

BooksDVDsShort-term Loan
Undergraduate Students2 weeks2 weeks3 hours or 2 days
Graduate Students4 weeks2 weeks3 hours or 2 days
Staff4 weeks2 weeks3 hours or 2 days
Faculty6 weeks2 weeks3 hours or 2 days
Extramural Readers2 weeks2 weeks3 hours or 2 days

The fine for overdue material is $0.50 per day ($0.50 per hour for Short Term Loan materials). After the initial 2 weeks of the loan period, books which are needed by another patron may be recalled. Recalled material is fined at the rate of $2.00 per day.

Unpaid fines of $25.00 result in a loss of borrowing privileges.

The charge for an item which is lost is $145.00.

There is no charge to obtain a book on interlibrary loan; there is a $5.00 charge to obtain a photocopy of a journal article. Items are picked up at the Kelly Library.

If not requested by another patron, books may be renewed up to three times in person, by telephone (416) 926-7114 x 3475, or online using the ‘My Account’ feature. If you have already renewed a book three times but still want to use it, please bring the item to the Loans and Information Desk; if it is not needed by another patron, we will check it out to you again.

DVDs cannot be renewed online or by telephone. If you still want to use a DVD after the two-week loan period, please bring the item to the Loans and Information Desk; if it is not needed by another patron, we will check it out to you again.

Placing a hold on a book that is charged out to another patron ensures that it will not be renewed and that it will be made available to you when it is returned. To place a hold contact the owning library in person or by telephone; the name of the author and the title of the book are required. You may also place a hold using the library’s web catalogue using the ‘Request Item’ feature. Holds cannot be placed on books on Short Term Loan.

Delivery of items from UTL at Downsview (the library’s storage facility) or from the Mississauga or Scarborough campus libraries is available using the “Request Item” feature in the online catalogue. Items are picked up at the Kelly Library.

To request items not available at the University of Toronto use the online request form. If you are a first-time user, click on the button to register.