COVID-19: Service and Operations Updates at UTM Library

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News

Some library spaces and services reopen Sept 7

In response to the community's partial return to campus, we have reopened some Library spaces. Current students, faculty, and staff can retrieve items from the stacks, use workstations without booking in advance, and borrow some laptops and technology. They can also visit the Information and Loans Desk to borrow materials or the Reference and Research Desk to get research help; we also continue to offer many remote supports to our virtual community.

In response to reopening access to our physical collections, the curbside pickup service and access to the HathiTrust ETAS have now closed. For more details on our reopening, please see Services & Operations.

Interlibrary loans and intercampus delivery now available

Current students, faculty, and staff can now request materials from participating University of Toronto libraries, as well as from other institutions not available at U of T, for pickup at the UTM Library.

Portion of Outer Circle Road & dropoff lane inaccessible

Campus construction activities have closed part of Outer Circle Road across from the Central Utilities Plant and are detouring traffic through the drop-off lane in front of the Library. For more details, please see the closure notification from UTM Facilities Management & Planning: Notification of Closure on Outer Circle, starting Monday, June 21, 2021.

Collections & Spaces

Hours

Starting Sept 7, the Library will be open the following hours:

  • Mon–Fri: 8 am–10 pm (services close 7 pm)
  • Sat–Sun, 10 am–8 pm (services close 5 pm)

Interlibrary Loan

Request materials from other institutions for pickup at the UTM Library during service hours; currently available only to current students, faculty, and staff.

Intercampus Delivery

Request materials from participating University of Toronto libraries for pickup at the UTM Library during service hours, including Robarts Library, the U of T Scarborough Library, and UTL at Downsview. Currently available only to current students, faculty, and staff.

Remote Access to FLC Software

Looking to access software normally available in the Finance Learning Centre? Explore this list to learn what software you can download or access remotely.

Resources

We are ready to support our community whether they are on campus or studying remotely:

Remote Supports: Students | Instructors | Researchers

You can still connect to Library resources and services, and our staff are working remotely to support you! Learn how we can help meet your teaching, learning, and research needs.

Instructional Technology: Learn Anywhere | Teach Anywhere

Have questions about the tools you’ll need for remote learning? Visit our guides for details on Quercus, Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate, and more.

UTM COVID-19 News Update

Read or subscribe to this newsletter digest, curated by science librarians Jessica Hanley and Joanna Szurmak, for the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Peel Region and around the world.

Need to take a break from your studies? Listen to a podcast, exercise, learn a new skill, and more by exploring our de-stress resources.

Services & Operations

UTM Library status

Many Library spaces and services have re-opened to current students, faculty, and staff:

  • Safety: Facial coverings and social distancing will be required in all Library spaces.
  • Spaces: The main floor and levels 3–4 will be open. Computer workstations, printers, and study spaces will be available without booking in advance. The first floor and some spaces on the open floors, including group study rooms, will remain closed.
  • Collections: The stacks will be accessible, and requesting options will also be available.
  • Services: Staff will process loans and returns, and answer patron questions, at the Information and Loans Desk. Research assistance will be available at the Reference and Research Desk.

In addition, our staff and librarians continue to offer many remote supports to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs.of the UTM community. Please contact us with any questions.

As the situation continues to evolve, we may make further changes to Library spaces and services. Please monitor this page for the most up-to-date information.

Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre (FLC)

In-person access to FLC spaces and technology will be unavailable for Fall 2021, but many resources and software are available remotely, and staff are ready to support you. Please email our staff at utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca with any requests, questions, or concerns.