Updated April 2nd, 6:45 pm.

Library Closure: Emmanuel Library is closed until further notice

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our community safe in response to COVID-19, and consistent with the University of Toronto’s related measures and following guidance from public health authorities, we have made the decision to close Emmanuel Library. It will be closed until further notice.

This page details how our services can be accessed during the closure.


Reference & Research Consultation Services

Please contact Karen Wishart (Emmanuel College Librarian) at Karen.wishart [at] utoronto.ca regarding reference assistance.


Borrowing & Returning Books

Due dates? Book drop off?

All books have been automatically renewed until July 1st.

Fines will not be applied during the closure.

You do not need to return books while the library is closed. The Emmanuel Library book drop will be closed. Books can be returned to the Robarts Library bookdrop.

Books from our stacks will not be available for borrowing during the closure.


Quercus Support

Several options are available for Quercus assistance:

  • Diane Michaud (Reader Services Librarian at the E.J. Pratt Library), can be consulted for embedded support for VIC-coded courses in Quercus. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her at: diane.michaud [at] vicu.utoronto.ca
  • the larger Arts & Science Information & Instructional Technology Team is also available for support at this email address: tts.artsci [at] utoronto.ca
  • contact information for the general U of T support for Quercus (and integrated technologies) is available from the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation: q.help [at] utoronto.ca.


Teaching Support

Information on moving your lectures online, hosting virtual office hours, and other topics is available on Quercus and is provided by the  A&S IIT Teaching Technology Support.

Other resources related to supporting teaching are described on the University of Toronto Libraries website.


Special Collections & Rare Books

During the library closure, special collections and rare books will not be available for consultation. This includes any requests submitted by students currently enrolled in VIC184 (Individuals and the Public Sphere: Cultural Memory).

A number of the materials are digitized and can be accessed via our digital collections. Many rare books and archival collections are available online. Please contact one of our reference librarians for research assistance. We will resume accepting requests for consulting the materials from our special and rare book collections once normal operations resume.


Services at Other University of Toronto Libraries

Updates on the changes in the operations and services of the libraries are posted on the University of Toronto Libraries website. Please visit this link regularly for the latest information on the library hours, services and operations due to the COVID-19 virus. 


Federated College Libraries

Information regarding the libraries of the three federated colleges (Victoria, St. Michael’s, and Trinity) are available on their respective websites:

Victoria University:

University of St. Michael’s College:

  • John M. Kelly Library and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

Trinity College:

  • John W. Graham Library and Wycliffe Library.


Student Services at Victoria University & University of Toronto

Please visit the Victoria University website and University of Toronto website for the latest information on the campus operations.

Last updated: April 2, 2020