COVID-19: Service and Operations Updates at UTM Library

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News

Interlibrary loans and intercampus delivery now available

You 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 starting June 21

Starting June 21, campus construction activities will close part of Outer Circle Road across from the Central Utilities Plant and detour traffic through the drop-off lane in front of the Library. For vehicle access to the Library, including for curbside pickup, please use the four designated parking spots in the P9 carpool parking lot and enter the Library through the front doors.

For more details, please see the closure notification from UTM Facilities Management & Planning: Notification of Closure on Outer Circle, starting Monday, June 21, 2021.

Library partially reopens June 14

In response to relaxed government restrictions, we have re-opened some Library spaces and in-person services, including curbside pickup, intercampus delivery, and bookable access to computers, workstations, and printers. 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 or to request support.

Loans extended to September 29, 2021

In response to continued government restrictions related to the pandemic, we have extended loans on all Library items to September 29, 2021.

Collections & Spaces

Curbside Pickup Service

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

Interlibrary Loan

Requests for materials from other institutions are available to current students, faculty, and staff for pickup at the UTM Library.

Intercampus Delivery

Some materials from participating libraries, including Robarts Library, the U of T Scarborough Library, and UTL at Downsview, are now available for delivery and pickup at the UTM Library.

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.

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

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.

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

Limited in-person access to some Library spaces and services has been restored, including curbside pickup, intercampus delivery, and bookable access to computers, workstations, and printers. 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 or to request support.

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)

In-person access to FLC spaces and technology is unavailable, but we are here to support you! Please email the FLC with any questions, concerns, or requests.

Borrowing

  • Extended loans: We have extended loans on all items to September 29, 2021 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.

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