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 icon Access for Sessional Instructors

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

Course Reserves and Syllabus Service icon Course Reserves and Syllabus Service

We support the curriculum by making online, print, and media resources available to students by:

  • Reviewing your reading list for copyright fair dealing provisions
  • Enhancing your syllabus with stable links to licensed and open access online resources
  • Scanning materials and creating accessible files for posting on Quercus or similar password-protected course management systems
Digital Scholarship icon Digital Scholarship

The Digital Scholarship Unit helps you use digital methods, theories, and tools to empower your teaching curriculum and research projects:

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

Library Resource Guide icon Faculty and Instructor Resource Guide

Need help finding content for your course syllabi? This guide contains links to our collections of e-books and e-journals, streaming video platforms, primary source resources, citation management apps, and more!

ILL Requests for Online Resources icon ILL Requests for Online Resources

Having trouble finding electronic resources at U of T Libraries? We accept 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 formats.

Instructional Technology Support icon Instructional Technology Support

If you use Quercus or 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 icon Liaison Librarians

Liaison librarian support every program at UTM, including yours. We are your direct line to the Library, 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 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
my media icon MyMedia

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 icon 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. Please discuss your Citrix needs with I&ITS before your course begins by submitting a ticket to I&ITS, and explore their documentation when you are ready to get started.

Syllabus Service icon Syllabus Service

We can enhance your syllabus and Quercus course shell with stable links to digital Library resources like online articles and streaming video, allowing easy, one-click access to course materials for your 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