About the Library

Welcome to the OISE Library

The library of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto is the largest education library in Canada. It supports initial teacher education, graduate studies, professional development, and research and teaching in the field of education. The relationships between research, theory, and practice requires a unique collection of library resources and services. The library has the largest collection of education materials in Canada, including extensive reference materials, over 2,000 education journal titles, media resources, current and historical curriculum materials and textbooks, and specialized collections of children’s literature, modern languages, Franco-ontarienne, and women’s studies materials.

In addition to our specialized collections, staff at the OISE Library are engaged in providing in-depth research services, customized library instruction, and support for all aspects of research, teaching, and learning for the OISE community, education practitioners, and the public.

Specialized Collections in the OISE Library

• Children's Literature Collection
• Curriculum Resources Collection
• Franco-Ontarienne Collection
• Modern Language Collection
• Ontario Historical Education Collection
• Ontario Textbook Collection
• Women's Education Resource Collection