Updated June 8th, 2021

Emmanuel Library summer Curbside Pickup Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00 (No Curbside Pickup service on Mondays,Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays).

Requests for curbside pickup can be made through the UofT Catalogue.

How to make a Curbside Pickup request in the UofT Library Catalogue (as of June 11th, there are changes to the requesting process):

  • Sign In to the UofT Library catalogue first using the My Account link (or use the blue Sign In button in the top right on the LibrarySearch page) with your UTORid and password. You can also find your item in the UofT Catalogue and then sign in.
  • In the item record look for the "Get It" link. If the item has a "Get It with HathiEtas link" - you cannot request it for curbside.
  • Click on the “Curbside Pickup” link and then select Emmanuel Library as your pickup location.
  • Click "Send Request".
  • You will no longer get a confirmation email, instead you will get an email when the item is ready for pickup. If an item is not available, you will get a message saying so.
  • To check the status of your requests, Sign In to the UofT Catalogue, and click on your name in the top right corner, and then select "My Requests".
  • Ensure that you have your T-card (or other ID) when you come to pick up your books.
  • When you arrive at the library, please remember to maintain 2m/6ft from other patrons and staff. If there is a patron being served, please be courteous and maintain a safe distance.
  • University of Toronto and Victoria University policy requires that you wear a mask when entering Emmanuel College and entering the library.

Emmanuel Library’s summer Pickup service hours will be Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

If you are an Emmanuel Alumni, you can send your curbside pickup requests by email to either, John Kutcher john.kutcher [at] utoronto.ca  OR  Karen Wishart  karen.wishart [at] utoronto.ca  Please provide: the title, author, and call number of the book; your first and last name; and the barcode number on your Alumni Card.

Curbside Pickup FAQ's


The Emmanuel Library outside bookdrop is open for books to be returned (located at the south end of the Emmanuel College building).

Emmanuel Library will not be open for study until further notice. Study space available at other UofT libraries can be found here.


Reference & Research Consultation Services

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


HathiTrust - Emergency Temporary Access Service

The University of Toronto is now a participant in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). This means that during the U of T library closure due to COVID-19, current students and faculty can read digitized versions of more than 2.5 million of the library’s in-copyright print books that have been deposited in the HathiTrust Digital Library. 

The Emergency Temporary Access Service enables:    

  • Students, faculty and staff to log in to HathiTrust and view all books published before 2004 that HathiTrust has verified as being held in U of T Libraries' print collection, even if in copyright.   
  • Students, faculty and staff to read and search these books online. Single page downloads are available. Books cannot be downloaded in full.    
  • For each copy of a work in our collection, one simultaneous checkout will be allowed.
  • To learn more about the ETAS service, after logging into HathiTrust, select Help from the top menu and search for "ETAS information for users".

The HathiTrust collection will only be available while our physical libraries are closed.  

How to access the collection  

  1. Read and agree to the term of use statement (below these instructions).
  2. From anywhere on the HathiTrust website, click the yellow LOG IN button.  
  3. Find and select the University of Toronto in the list of partner institutions.   
  4. Log in with your UTORid and password.   
  5. When you have logged in, you will be returned to the HathiTrust website, where you can search the HathiTrust collection.  
  6. In your search results, look for items labeled 'Temporary Access'. 


How to Access Electronic Resources in the UofT Catalogue:

Electronic resources can be accessed through the library catalogue.

You can limit your search to online resources only → in your results page, on the left menu there is an option to limit to “Online”


FAQ’s for Curbside Pickup:


Once I've submitted my request, how long will I need to wait before my materials are ready?

This will vary depending on volume and staff availability. Patrons will receive an email when items are ready for pickup. Emmanuel Library’s summer Pickup service hours will be Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.


Can I pick my books up on Saturday or Sunday?

No you may not. We cannot arrange for pickups on weekends or statutory holidays.


What happens if I don't pick up my items on time?

We will keep your signed out materials for 7 days. After 7 days, we will discharge the books from your account. Other people may be needing the books.


What materials can I borrow at Emmanuel Library using Curbside Pickup?

You can borrow books, Oversized books, pamphlets, DVD’s, CD’s, and books in Birge Storage.


What's the best way to return materials once I'm done with them?

Please return Emmanuel Library items through the Emmanuel Library outside bookdrop, located at the south end of the building.


What if I only need a scan from a book or journal?

Submit a scan request by email to either, Karen Wishart  karen.wishart [at] utoronto.ca  OR John Kutcher john.kutcher [at] utoronto.ca . For book scans, please provide the title, author, and call number of the book, and the chapter and page numbers to be scanned.  A PDF of the scanned chapter or page numbers will be emailed to you. We can only provide a scan of one chapter/essay per source due to copyright limitations. If you need more than this, please submit a pickup request. For journal articles in Emmanuel Library, please provide the title of the journal, the title of the article, the author of the article, the volume number of the journal, the issue number or month of the journal, and the page numbers of the article.


Can I make a curbside request in person at the library?

No. Unfortunately, library staff cannot accommodate in-person requests for this service. Please make sure you make your request using the UofT Library catalogue.


How do I arrange for someone else to pick up one or more items for me?

If someone else is picking up item(s) for you, they must have your T-Card, their photo ID, and a letter authorizing them to collect material on your behalf.

Last updated: June 8, 2021