COVID-19: Service and Operations Updates at UTM Library

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News

UTM Library partially re-opens on September 8

The Library has re-opened its main floor to the U of T community. Users must plan ahead to reserve study spaces, computer workstations, and printers; access to the other floors and to the Library stacks is currently unavailable.

Loans extended to December 18

In response to continued government restrictions related to the pandemic, we have extended loans on all Library items, including inter-library loans, to December 18.

Curbside Pickup Service

Students, faculty, staff, and external borrowers with valid University of Toronto library cards can now request books from the Library stack collection for contactless pickup while the Library is open.

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)

Through the HathiTrust ETAS, current students and faculty can read digitized versions of more than 3 million of the Libraries’ in-copyright print books published before 2004.

Resources

Library staff are working remotely and are ready to help! Explore the resources we have created to support UTM students, faculty, and staff during this time.

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.

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.

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.

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

Effective September 8, the Library is partially open, with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

The following restrictions on Library spaces are currently in effect:

  • Only the main floor of the Library is currently open. The other floors, including the Library stacks, are not accessible.
  • You must wear a mask or facial covering at all times.
  • Library spaces, including computer workstations, printers, and study spaces, are for individual study only.
  • You must reserve spaces ahead of time using our booking system.
  • You must present your identification and booking confirmation to security to enter.

Please visit Study Spaces to reserve a spot.

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.

Finance Learning Centre (FLC): The FLC space has closed, but we are available to help! Please email FLC staff with any questions, concerns, or requests for support.

Borrowing

Extended loans: We have extended loans on all items to December 18, including inter-library loans, and will continue to adapt our policies as the situation develops.

Late fees: You will not be charged late fees at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about late fees.

Book returns: You do not need to return your books at this time. However, you may return materials to the book drop at any time.

Other services

Scan and Deliver: Current students, faculty, and staff can now request scanned copies of print journal articles, with an access link sent via email, using the same process for requesting materials through the Curbside Pickup Service.

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