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

  • General Collections
  • Canadian Studies
  • Classics
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

See also:
Subject Guides
Special Collections

Location

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

 

Library Hours (excluding Holidays)

Summer hours
May. 6 – 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 28, 2024
  • Canada Day : Monday, July 1, 2024
  • Civic Holiday : Monday, August 5, 2024
  • Labour Day : Monday, September 2, 2024
  • Thanksgiving Day : Monday, October 14, 2024
  • Christmas / New Year : Tuesday, December 24, 2024 to Sunday, January 5, 2025 (inclusive).

See also:
IT Support Desk Hours
E-Classroom Hours

General Inquiries

  • Circulation Desk, Renewals, Reference & Inquiries
    416-585-4470
  • Group Study Room Bookings

Key Contacts

  • Lisa J. Sherlock
    Chief Librarian
    416-585-4472
    PR 315
    l [dot] sherlock [at] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Roma Kail
    Head, Reader Services
    416-585-4476
    PR 318
    r [dot] kail [at] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Beth Shoemaker
    Head, Bibliographic Services
    416-585-4466
    PR 317
    beth [dot] shoemaker [at] vicu [dot] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Douglas J. Fox
    Systems Librarian
    416-585-4552
    PR 323
    douglasfox [at] vicu [dot] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Lisa Newman
    Senior Library Technician (Course Reserves and Syllabus Service)
    416-585-4424
    PR Circ
    lisa [dot] newman [at] utoronto [dot] ca
  • Halyna Kozar
    Senior Reader Services & Collections
    416-585-4517
    PR 111
    halyna [dot] kozar [at] utoronto [dot] ca

Last updated: January 3, 2024