In response to the provincial shutdown of non-essential services, the UTM Library is closed. We continue to provide access to online resources and services.
There is no need to return your books at this time. All loans will be extended, and no late fees will be charged.
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COVID-19: Service and Operations Updates at UTM Library

Last updated: March 25, 3:30 pm

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UTM Library closed

The UTM Library has closed in accordance with the Ontario government's shutdown of all non-essential services to combat the spread of COVID-19.

We continue to support UTM students, faculty, and staff with online resources and services; please see below for details about how we can help during this disruption to our normal operations.

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, and changes to Library services are ongoing. Please continue to monitor this page for the most up-to-date information about Library spaces and services.

Contact us: General inquiries & research help | Finance Learning Centre (FLC) | List of librarians | Staff directory | 


Online resources

You can access most of our e-resources from anywhere: explore the cataloguesearch for articles, or dive into a database now. Some recommended resources: 

Book return 

You do not need to return your books at this time. We have extended all loans due to the current situation; interlibrary loans have been extended to June 15. You may return your materials in the book drop outside the Library, but this is not required.

Late fees 

You will not be charged any late fees at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

Research Help 

Reference services are still available, and staff are ready to help with your research.

Chat with us

Consult the reference experts at the Ask a Librarian chat service to get fast, efficient help with your research questions. 

  • Monday–Thursday:  10am–10pm 
  • Friday: 10am–5pm 
  • Saturday–Sunday: 12–6pm 

Email us

Email us at and we’ll connect you with a reference specialist! 

Email your librarian

Did you know there’s a librarian supporting every subject taught at UTM? Email your librarian and get expert help for those tough questions! 

For Faculty 

Instructional Technology Support

If you are using Quercus and other online teaching tools, then the UTM Library Instructional Technology team is here to support you! Get started by visiting Quercus Help and explore the many resources we have already created to support you. 

Please contact us at with any questions related to instructional technology support.

Liaison librarians 

Librarians continue to support the information needs of your students. Every subject taught at UTM has a liaison librarian, who can: 

  • Create tailored resource guides for your courses 
  • Participate in class discussion boards 
  • Host online office hours 

Please email your liaison librarian directly to discuss your instructional needs. 

Teach Anywhere 

We have created additional resources to support you with your online teaching: 

  • Teach Anywhere webpage: Contains advice and instructions for teaching online, including sharing content, communicating with students, discussion boards, and assignments. 
  • Teach Anywhere Quercus course: Connect with other instructors to work together, share information, and meet online. 
    • If you are teaching this term, the Teach Anywhere course should already appear on your Quercus dashboard. Fill out the Teach Anywhere Quercus request form if you need access. 

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