About the Library

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General Information

Located on the Victoria University campus, the E.J. Pratt Library collection numbers approximately 250,000 items and contains books, periodicals, documents, pamphlets and specialized material, excluding theology, which support undergraduate studies at Victoria University.

Areas of Strength

See also:
Subject Guides
Special Collections


E.J. Pratt Library
71 Queen’s Park Crescent,
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M5S 1K7


Library Hours (excluding Holidays)

Spring-Summer hours
May. 1 – Sep. 1
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Saturday – Sunday Closed

Any changes to the opening hours will be posted in advance. For further information, please check the updates on our homepage


Holiday Closures:

  • Presidential Day : Friday, June 30, 2023
  • Canada Day : Monday, July 3, 2023
  • Civic Holiday : Monday, August 7, 2023
  • Labour Day : Monday, September 4, 2023

See also:
IT Support Desk Hours
E-Classroom Hours

General Inquiries

  • Circulation Desk, Renewals, Reference & Inquiries
  • Group Study Room Bookings

Key Contacts

  • Lisa J. Sherlock
    Chief Librarian
    PR 315
    l [dot] sherlock [at] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Roma Kail
    Head, Reader Services
    PR 318
    r [dot] kail [at] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Beth Shoemaker
    Head, Bibliographic Services
    PR 317
    beth [dot] shoemaker [at] vicu [dot] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Douglas J. Fox
    Systems Librarian
    PR 323
    douglasfox [at] vicu [dot] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Halyna Kozar
    Senior Reader Services Supervisor
    PR Circ
    halyna [dot] kozar [at] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Lisa Newman
    Senior Library Technician (Course Reserves and Syllabus Service)
    PR Circ
    lisa [dot] newman [at] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Agatha Barc
    Reader Services & Instruction Librarian (on research leave)
    PR 114
    agatha [dot] barc [at] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Colin Deinhardt
    Reader Services & Instruction Librarian

    *Key Contact for Instruction

    PR 114
    colin [dot] deinhardt [at] utoronto [dot] ca

Last updated: November 22, 2022