Accessing Remote Library Services (OISE Library)

The OISE Library is physically closed but we are here to help with your online teaching, learning and research:

Students | Instructors | Researchers

The OISE Library team is working online to continue to provide support for your research, teaching, and learning. While libraries across campus are physically closed, many of our resources and services remain accessible. This page will provide updates about how to access library resources and services remotely during the closure. Please follow the University of Toronto website for further updates to COVID-19 measures. The University of Toronto Libraries system will also be providing Updates on Library Services and Operations across campus.

Print materials

Curbside pickup is now available for many print items from the OISE Library collections.

Your library account

There is no need to return your books at this time. All loans will be extended and no late fines charged. We understand that managing your library account is not top-of-mind during these challenging times and we're here to help out. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lyly Chung.

Support for students

The OISE Library provides many other supports for students and you are always welcome to email any of the OISE librarians directly with your questions. We're here for you! Our contact information is listed in our staff directory. OISE students also have access to academic writing supports from the OISE Student Success Centre (OSSC) as well as the University of Toronto's Student Support Program (SSP).

Support for instructors

OISE librarians are well positioned to support your online courses. We can:

  • Deliver virtual workshops on library research skills, including database searching and citation management;
  • Embed in Pepper or Quercus courses by designing library learning modules and assessment tools;
  • Create online learning objects, such as LibGuides, tutorial videos, and resource lists, to support course content;
  • Point you to online video resources available for educational use and as licensed streaming content; and
  • Offer reference support via virtual drop-in hours and / or discussion board moderation.

The University of Toronto Libraries Syllabus Service continues to support course reading lists. OISE is also fortunate to have its own team of experts in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning supporting Teaching & Learning Online. If you’d like to discuss options for integrating library support into your remote classroom, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at any point before or during the semester. Contact Emily Hector for more information.

Support for researchers

OISE librarians can provide assistance at various stages in the research process. We are here to help with everything from accessing library resources to helping you load your publications to TSpace. Connect with us to:

The University of Toronto Libraries also provides access to research software such as Covidence and NVivo as well as a vareity of statistical, data visualization, and GIS tools through the Map and Data Library (some have associated costs). OISE is also fortunate to have Research Design & Analysis Workshops continuing online during the campus closure. For any questions about library research support please contact Jenaya Webb.

Contact us

Our priority is to continue to provide support for your research, teaching, and learning throughout the campus closure. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know what you need.