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Get help from the UTM Library for your online teaching, learning and research

While U of T library buildings are closed, we continue to provide access to many online resources and digital materials to support your instruction, learning and research.
Resource / service Description
Access for Sessional Instructors

If you are teaching next term and haven’t received your U of T credentials yet, we can give you early access to Library collections. Please email us: we will make sure you have the resources you need to plan your courses!

Course Reserves

The COVID-19 situation has required everyone to adapt quickly to the challenges of remote work, but it also provides a unique opportunity to inquire, innovate, and improve how we support our students.

Please reach out to your liaison librarian early during syllabus development to ensure that your syllabus is ready for your students before your course begins.

Digital Scholarship

We create and use digital methods, theories, and tools and help you incorporate them into your teaching curriculum and research projects. 

The Digital Scholarship Unit will help you: 

Visit us to learn more about the resources we offer, or contact the team to discuss your needs further. 

FLC Remote Software Access

Get remote access to Bloomberg, FactSet, ProFile, and more specialized software available at the FLC. Consult this page to learn which programs are available as free downloads, free trials, or through UTM's virtual Xenweb platform.

ILL Requests for Online Resources

Can’t find a digital copy at the University of Toronto Libraries? We are still accepting requests for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials that can be supplied electronically, such as articles from e-journals, chapters from e-books, and scans of other digital formats.

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 utml.instructech@utoronto.ca with any questions related to instructional technology support. 

Liaison Librarians

There’s a liaison librarian for every program at UTM, including yours. We are your direct line to the Library, and we are ready to support your remote teaching needs and refer you to other experts when needed. We can work with you to: 

  • Find electronic materials for your remote courses 
  • Create customized resource guides for your students 
  • Teach research skills workshops tailored to your assignments 
  • Hold virtual office hours on Quercus or videoconference with students 
Library Resource Guide

Need help finding content for your course syllabi? Our Faculty and Instructor Library Resource Guide has links to our collections of e-books and e-journals, streaming video platforms, primary sources resources, citation management apps, and more!

Media Streaming and Storage

MyMedia provides an archival storage and streaming solution for the University of Toronto's media content. We provide an interface for uploading a wide array of video and audio file formats and for managing and sharing your media. All media files are re-encoded into a standard formats for web playback.


Store audio and video files, then embed them within Quercus for easy student access. You can also improve security and protect privacy by limiting file sharing to the U of T community. 

Remote software access (Citrix/Xenweb)

Instructors and students can use a virtual environment (Citrix/Xenweb) to access software from the cloud for course-based assignments. 

We strongly recommend submitting a ticket to I&ITS to discuss your Citrix needs before your course begins.  You can also read our Citrix/Xenweb setup documentation (coming soon) when you are ready to get started. 

Syllabus Service

We can enhance your syllabus with stable links to digital Library resources like articles in e-journals and streaming video, allowing easy access to course materials for your students.  

We know that you may need to find digital alternatives to many print materials in the coming weeks, but you are not alone! The Libraries provide access to millions of electronic resources, and your liaison librarian is your guide. Please reach out to your liaison librarian early during syllabus development to ensure that your syllabus is ready for your students before your course begins

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.

Teach Anywhere Webpage

Contains advice and instructions from the Library Instructional Technology Support team for teaching online, including sharing content, communicating with students, discussion boards, and assignments.