The Kelly Library building is currently closed to patrons in response to public health guidelines.
The library’s circulating materials are available for curbside pickup. Find out more about our curbside pickup service.
Contact us if you require assistance or have any questions about our borrowing or user policies.
|Patron Category||Loan Period||Renewals||Item Limits|
|Undergraduate Students||14 days||Up to 70 additional days||50|
|Graduate Students||90 days||Up to 70 additional days||200|
|Staff||90 days||Up to 70 additional days||200|
|Faculty||90 days||Up to 70 additional days||200|
|SMC Extramural Readers||14 days||Up to 30 additional days||10|
- DVDs and CDs carry a 14-day loan period with no renewals. This is applicable to all patron types.
- Loan periods for course reserves and short-term loan (STL) items vary between 3, 5, 24 or 72 hours and are not renewable.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all items for all patron types are due on September 29, 2021. You do not need to renew your items.
Patrons may renew—or extend—the loan period on their items up to a maximum based on their patron category. Items can be renewed online by logging in to your LibrarySearch account and then selecting “My Loans.” Patrons may also call or email us to renew their items.
Renewals are also triggered automatically. Items will automatically renew at the end of each loan period until your maximum renewal period is reached. You will be notified by email when your items are automatically renewed.
You will be unable to renew an item if a hold—a request to use the item you have checked out—has been placed by another patron.
If your renewals have been exhausted, return your items to any University of Toronto library to avoid overdue fines.
Exception: Course reserve and short-term loan items cannot be renewed.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all items for all patron types are due on September 29, 2021. Holds cannot be placed on library materials at this time.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all items for all patron types are due on September 29, 2021. Recalls cannot be placed on library materials at this time.
A recall is when you place a request to use a book that is on loan (“checked out”) to someone else. You can request that the item be returned early so that you are next in line to borrow it. You can only recall items that have already been on loan to someone else for longer than two weeks.
When the item is returned, you will be notified by email, and have up to five days to pick it up.
If a recall is placed on an item you have on loan, you will not be able to renew the item and will receive an email saying that you have 48 hours to return it to the library. If you do not return the item within 48 hours, you will be charged a recall fine of $2 per day.
To place a recall, sign in to LibrarySearch and find the item you want. Select the “GET IT IN PERSON” option to request the item for pickup.
Exception: Course reserve and short-term loan items cannot be recalled.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all items for all patron types are due on September 29, 2021. You do not need to return your library items until this date.
While library materials can be returned to any University of Toronto library, we strongly encourage you to return items to the library they belong to. Returning materials to the holding library reduces the chance of them being misplaced in transit and ensures they will be made available to other patrons more quickly.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot accept in-person fine payments at this time. If you are having issues paying online, please contact us.
Patrons will be charged fines if they do not return their library materials on time. Fines are applied to your account. Patrons lose their ability to borrow library materials when an item is more than 14 days overdue or your fines and/or fees reach $25 or greater.
If items are not returned on time, fines will be applied to your account as follows:
|Regular books or media (DVDs/CDs)||$0.50 per day per item|
|Course reserves and short-term loans||$0.50 per hour per item|
|Recalled items||$2 per day per item|
Medical or other documentation is required to reduce or forgive fines. To dispute fines, contact the library where you borrowed the item.
The following reasons do not warrant fine forgiveness or reduction:
- Forgot the due date
- Did not receive a courtesy or overdue notice
- Unaware of library policies
- Borrowed the item from someone else
- Item was returned late by someone else
- Did not report TCard stolen
This is a non-exhaustive list. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Patrons will be charged a fee if library items are lost or damaged. These fees are used to replace or repair the item.
Items which are not returned within 42 days of the due date will be deemed lost and a lost fee will be automatically assigned to the patron’s account.
|Lost book or media (DVDs/CDs)||$145 per item|
|Lost bound journal||$245 per item|
|Damaged item repair fee||$45 per item|
If an item is lost and you are able to supply a suitable replacement copy, a $45 processing fee will be charged in place of the lost book or media fee. Please contact us for more information.
While the Kelly Library is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, please phone us if you are interested in purchasing an extramural borrower card.
The Kelly Library is pleased to issue St. Michael’s College External Borrower cards which offer access to the physical materials housed in the Kelly Library. Using this card, patrons may borrow up to 10 items at a time for two weeks.
Extramural user cards may be obtained in-person at the Kelly Library. You will be asked to show a valid piece of photo ID and proof of patron status.
|General public||$40||365 days|
|University of St. Michael’s College alumni||$30||365 days|
|University of St. Michael’s College continuing education students||Free||End of current semester|
|Faculty of local theological colleges, including:|
– Greek Orthodox Theological Academy
– Institute for Christian Studies
– Redeemer University
– St. Philip’s Seminary
– Toronto Baptist Seminary
– Tyndale University
|Students of St. Philip’s Seminary||$30||365 days|
|Students of Greek Orthodox Theological Academy||$30||365 days|
|Retired Basilian priests living on USMC campus||Free||August 31|
|USMC Fellows||Free||365 days|
The University of Toronto Libraries offers a variety of different card types which offer access to different libraries. More information can be found here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, intercampus delivery is not available at this time.
Items located at other University of Toronto campuses (Scarborough, Mississauga, and the Downsview storage facility) can be requested for pickup at the Kelly Library.
To borrow an item from another campus, first find the item in the LibrarySearch catalogue, then click on the title to see the full record of the item. Place your request by selecting the “Get It In Person” link. You will be asked to login to complete your request.
Items are usually available within two or three business days. You will receive an email when the item is ready to be picked up. There is no delivery on weekends.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions interlibrary loans are only available for electronic resources. If you are placing a request for items from the Kelly Library, we are not able to send physical items at this time but can supply scans as long as they are within copyright.
If you are unable to find an item you need in the University of Toronto Libraries collection, you can request books, articles and more through a service called interlibrary loan (ILL).
All current University of Toronto students, faculty, and staff are eligible to submit requests free of charge. Fees may apply to other user categories. Users will be notified of any charges that apply before the request is processed.
Requests are placed through RACER (Rapid Access to Collections by Electronic Requesting).
To request an interlibrary loan, use the online request form. If you have not placed an interlibrary loan request before, click the “first time users” button to register. Delivery times can vary based on the location of the item. Once ready, ILLs can be picked up at Robarts Library, UTM, or UTSC.
Please see the University of Toronto Libraries interlibrary loan FAQ for more information.