COVID-19 Updates

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Service & Operations Changes

Last Updated: March 15th, 2021


NEW: The Kelly Library ground floor is closed in response to public health guidelines.

Many services, however, are available. Kelly Curbside Pickup runs Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

UofT Library Hours

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Kelly Library Curbside Pickup Service

Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., students, faculty, and staff can borrow items from the Kelly Library‚Äôs circulation collection. This Curbside Pickup service‚Äďalso available at Robarts‚Äďapplies to DVDS and CDs, as well as print books that are not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service. Requests must be made using the UofT Libraries Catalogue.

Find out more about Kelly Curbside Pickup here.

The Robarts service only applies to materials housed in the Robarts Library building stack and storage locations, including the East Asian Library. You can find more information here.

There‚Äôs no need to return Kelly Library books right now: all loans are being extended and no late fines charged. Due dates for all UofT library materials have been extended to September 29th, 2021. If necessary, they will be extended further once we get closer to that date. If you‚Äôd like to return books, the Kelly Library book-drop is now accepting returns until further notice, along with Robarts.

Face Masks & Orientation Packs

Student face masks and Orientation Packs are no longer available for pick-up at the Kelly Library. For more information, please contact us at

Getting Help from the Kelly Library

To contact or get help from the library, please e-mail us.

The library’s voice phone lines are not being monitored.

General Queries, Library Accounts, & Loans:

Kelly InfoExpress and Syllabus Service:

Writing & Research Help: See more below.

Special Collections & USMC Archives:

You can also contact us directly using our Ask Kelly form.



University of Toronto Libraries: Visit this page for additional support and information.



Writing Help One-on-One Appointments: These are now conducted online. Fall 2020 appointments will be available beginning Monday September 21st. Booking is easy. Select your consultations like usual. Then at the time of your appointment, login to the booking system and open the meeting link on your computer. This will work with both audio and video. If you have questions, please email James Roussain.



How to Keep Teaching Webinar Series: The Arts & Science IIT Teaching Technology Support team has recorded 5 webinars on online teaching. They also offer Teaching Technology Support Sessions on request.Kelly Library Syllabus Service: Please get in touch if you need course readings, ebooks, or digitized copies of printed materials for your students. We work with the UofT Libraries to arrange purchasing, digitizing and negotiating permissions with publishers. Send queries to Kelly InfoExpress. You can get more information here.

Quercus Assistance: If you have Quercus questions, please contact Richard Carter at the Kelly Library or contact the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) directly at CTSI is offering instructors on-call support. Find out more on this page. You can also sign up for a Keep Teaching Webinar to get help and ideas with teaching online in Quercus.

General Queries: We’re here to help you through this. Please contact your Kelly librarians with any questions:

Stream Lectures Online:

MyMedia media repository. Upload videos, copy the streaming code, then paste it in a Quercus course page.

MS Stream: As with MyMedia, you can upload videos, copy the streaming code, then paste it in a Quercus course page. MS Stream has several advantages over MyMedia:

  • It allows you to trim videos before publishing them.
  • The streaming quality is slightly better than MyMedia.
  • MS Stream automatically creates closed captions‚ÄĒlike YouTube does‚ÄĒand also allows you to embed MS forms, surveys, and quizzes directly into your videos.


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