COVID-19 Updates

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Service & Operations Changes

Last Updated: January 13th, 2021


NEW: We are sorry to say the Kelly Library ground floor is now closed, effective immediately, in response to public health guidelines.

Many services, however, are available. Kelly Curbside Pickup has resumed and runs Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

UofT Library Hours

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Kelly Library Curbside Pickup Service

Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., students, faculty, and staff can borrow items from the Kelly Library’s circulation collection. This Curbside Pickup service–also available at Robarts–applies to DVDS and CDs, as well as print books that are not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service. Requests must be made using the UofT Libraries Catalogue.

Find out more about Kelly Curbside Pickup here.

The Robarts service only applies to materials housed in the Robarts Library building stack and storage locations, including the East Asian Library. You can find more information here.

There’s no need to return Kelly Library books right now: all loans are being extended and no late fines charged. Due dates for all UofT library materials have been extended to April 30th, 2021. If necessary, they will be extended further once we get closer to that date. If you’d like to return books, the Kelly Library book-drop is now accepting returns until further notice, along with Robarts.

Face Masks & Orientation Packs

Student face masks and Orientation Packs are no longer available for pick-up at the Kelly Library. For more information, please contact us at

Getting Help from the Kelly Library

To contact or get help from the library, please e-mail us.

The library’s voice phone lines are not being monitored.

General Queries, Library Accounts, & Loans:

Kelly InfoExpress and Syllabus Service:

Writing & Research Help: See more below.

Special Collections & USMC Archives:

You can also contact us directly using our Ask Kelly form.




  • Writing Help One-on-One Appointments: These are now conducted online. Fall 2020 appointments will be available beginning Monday September 21st. Booking is easy. Select your consultations like usual. Then at the time of your appointment, login to the booking system and open the meeting link on your computer. This will work with both audio and video. If you have questions, please email James Roussain.



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