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COVID-19: Updates on Library Services and Operations

Please visit this page regularly for updates on changes to library services due to the COVID-19 virus.  

May 27, 2020

All libraries buildings are closed in compliance with provincial public health requirements during the COVID crisis. Although our buildings are closed, our library staff are available online to support research, teaching and learning remotely.

Get help from the Libraries for your online teaching, learning and research: 

Students | Instructors | Researchers

  • There is no need to return your books at this time. 

  • All loans will be extended, and no late fines charged, including for Interlibrary Loan items. 

  • If you wish to return your books on the St. George campus, you can do so using the book return slot at Robarts Library. If you wish to return books to the UTSC Library, please contact

  • Interlibrary Loan will continue for eresources only. 

  • We are currently unable to provide access to print collections as all our libraries are closed.

  • Retrievals from closed libraries, including Downsview, will not be possible. 

We know a small number of students continued to use our libraries before the closure in order to access their courses and efforts are underway on all three campuses to support individual requests. Students should use the Contact Us button located at the top of the FAQ section on the University web site, indicating their campus, in order to receive additional information. 

See also: Latest Updates on COVID-19 and the University of Toronto ‘s response