About Emmanuel Library

  • Where is Emmanuel Library located?

    The Library is located on the 3rd floor of Emmanuel College, on the Victoria University campus (in the University of Toronto) at 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1K7. The closest subway station is Museum.

  • What are Emmanuel Library’s hours?

    Please see the library’s hours as posted on the web page.

  • Can anyone use Emmanuel Library?

    While members of the public are welcome to use the library’s collections within the library, borrowing privileges are extended only to UofT students, faculty and staff who have a TCard, and to Alumni of Victoria University and to United Church Ministers.

  • Where can I go to study?

    Emmanuel Library has long study tables throughout the first floor of the library. These tables have power jacks for laptop use. There is also one table located on the 2nd floor. Emmanuel library is known for being a quiet library, so you should be able to find a quiet place to study.  Just outside the library there is also a lounge area with chairs and tables.

  • Where can I meet and work on group assignments?

    Unfortunately there are no group study areas in Emmanuel Library. You can, however, work on group assignments in the lounge just outside of the library, or in the lunch room on the 3rd floor.

  • Where can I use a computer to work on an assignment?

    You can borrow one of our laptops (6 hour loan, library use only), or bring your own. The Library has wireless access, and the study tables have power jacks for laptops. All of our laptops are equipped with Microsoft Office, a package which includes word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel) and presentation (Powerpoint) software.

  • Can I borrow a laptop computer to use outside the library?
    Laptops can only be used within the library. Exceptions can be made for Ph.D. students doing a comprehensive exam outside of the library (they must first get the permission of the Circulation Supervisor or the Librarian). We do have two Chromebooks that can be signed out for two days.
  • Where do you keep journals or magazines (or other periodicals)?
    Current and back issues of journals are located on the 2nd floor of the library (turn left at the top of the stairs, and go to the back 2 rooms). They are shelved in alphabetical order by title of the journal. Current issues of some of our more frequently used journals are kept on the first floor, back right-hand corner, on the Current Periodical Display Stand. Periodicals cannot go out of the library, but they may be photocopied or scanned.
  • What photocopy, printing or scanning facilities are available in the library?

    Photocopiers are available on the main floor and 2nd floor of the library. A printer is available by the computer workstations on the main level. We also have wireless printing. The photocopier on the main level has a scanner. See Print, Scan, Photocopy.

Borrowing

  • Where do I return books?

    Books borrowed from Emmanuel Library must be returned to Emmanuel Library. During our opening hours, books may be returned to our Loan Services desk. There is a book drop at the desk. After hours, books may returned to our book drop box located outside the south entrance to the Emmanuel College building. Books borrowed from other libraries should be returned to the library from which they were borrowed.

  • My professor says these books are on reserve. Where (what) is that?

    Course reserve or short-term loan books are available for a shorter loan period than other circulating books – generally 2 hours, 3 hours, 24 hours, or 3 days. All course reserves or short term loan books are located behind the Loan Services desk. Look up the title of the book in the library catalogue and give the call number to staff working at the desk.

  • How do I get a library card?

    Students and faculty must obtain a TCard - which is your library card as well as your UofT photo id card.

    See the TCard website for more information.

  • How many books may I check out at one time? How long may I check them out for?

    Graduate students may borrow up to 100 books at a time for 4 weeks. Undergraduates may borrow up to 50 books at a time for 2 weeks. Faculty may borrow up to 100 books at a time for 6 weeks. For number of renewals, see our loan periods.

Research and Computing Assistance

  • I need help finding information for my assignment. Who can I ask for help?

    You can ask for help from Library staff sitting at the Information Desk. If there is no staff at the Information Desk, ask at the Loan Services desk. You can also book an individual session with the Librarian

  • Is computer help available?

    Library staff will endeavor to help students with computer problems as best we can. If a computer issue is beyond the scope of our technical knowledge, we may refer students to the E.J. Pratt Library’s Computing Help desk (IT Support Desk) on the main floor towards the back left corner as you enter. Computing help is also available at Robarts Library in person or by calling 416-978-HELP (416-978-4357).

  • What software is available on your laptops?

    All of our laptops are equipped with Microsoft Office, a package which includes word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel) and presentation (Powerpoint) software.

Email Access

  • How do I set up an e-mail account?

    To set up a UTORmail account, you must first activate your UTORid. See more information about UTORmail.