COVID-19 Updates

Service and Operations Protocols

Last updated: June 29, 2022

The John M. Kelly Library is pleased to welcome patrons into our facilities in a safe manner. Following the University of Toronto’s masking requirements, masks will no longer be required in the library effective July 1, 2022. Patrons may choose to wear a mask if they wish while in the library. We expect patrons to respect others’ choices.

Check out our current library hours.

Please email us at kelly.library@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

All patron types may enter the Kelly Library. A TCard is required if you wish to borrow materials.

Find out how to get a TCard.

Yes. All patrons are welcome to visit the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Library, located on the fourth floor of the Kelly Library. You can find the up-to-date PIMS library hours on the PIMS website.

Yes. The Kelly Café is open and is offering food and beverage service and we welcome you to relax and enjoy a meal in the space.

The John M. Kelly Library is pleased to welcome patrons into our facilities in a safe manner. Following the University of Toronto’s masking requirements, masks will no longer be required in the library effective July 1, 2022. Patrons may choose to wear a mask if they wish while in the library. We expect patrons to respect others’ choices.

Patrons may choose to observe physical distancing while in the library.

Patrons are permitted to drink beverages while in the library building. Food may only be consumed in the Kelly Café. This will be enforced.

All patrons wishing to access the Special Collections Reading Room must do so by appointment only. Check Reading Room hours and how to book an appointment.

No. Our group study rooms will remain closed until further notice.

While all our floors, study areas, reference, and borrowing services have resumed in-person at the library, we continue to offer remote academic and reference services using virtual meeting spaces, email, or by telephone if required. All research and writing help consultations will take place online until further notice.