The Emmanuel Library Information desk is located on the main floor of the library, just to your left as you enter.

The librarian and library staff are here to help you use the library and help you with your research. We are also here to help you navigate your way around the Toronto School of Theology Libraries and the U of T Library system.


Karen Wishart
Theology Reference Librarian
EM 316
karen.wishart [at]

How to Reach the Librarian

There are several ways in which you can contact the librarian:

  • in person: Monday to Friday, 10:00am–5:00 pm
  • by phone: 416-585-4551
  • e-mail: karen.wishart [at]
  • online

Research Appointments

If you are looking for help researching an assignment or would like individual instruction on a specific electronic resource, schedule a meeting with the librarian. To make an appointment, please call or e-mail the librarian, or drop by the Information Desk.

Schedule a Library Instruction Session for a Class

Professors and instructors are encouraged to contact the Emmanuel librarian to arrange for a library workshop tailored to course requirements.

The librarian can provide a library instruction session in the Electronic Classroom over in the E.J. Pratt Library. The librarian teaches library research skills to students and provides training in the use of online catalogues, electronic and print resources, including electronic periodical databases, electronic journals, and online reference tools.

With 18 computer workstations in the Electronic Classroom, students gain hands-on experience with a range of online resources.

Last updated: February 16, 2021