COVID-19 Updates

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Service & Operations Changes

Last Updated: April 20, 2021

Hours

The Kelly Library is closed to patrons in response to public heath guidelines.

UofT Library Hours

Check here for more information.

Loans

Find out more about Kelly Curbside Pickup here.

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 kelly.library@utoronto.ca.

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.library@utoronto.ca.

Kelly InfoExpress and Syllabus Service: kelly.infoexpress@utoronto.ca.

Writing & Research Help: reference.kellylibrary@utoronto.ca. See more below.

Special Collections & USMC Archives: specialcollections.kellylibrary@utoronto.ca.

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Research

  • E-Resources: The UofT Libraries have a wide range of online materials, including scholarly journal articles and ebooks. They are vastly expanding their e-holdings. We encourage instructors to contact library liaisons, InfoExpress, and our syllabus service as usual with requests. Here, as an example of our e-holdings, are more than 600,000 ebooks in English published over the last 10 years.
  • Online Research Help: Although Librarians are not currently providing in person research help at the library, we are offering virtual research help. If you need research assistance please contact us using the options below.
  • Research Help One-on-One Appointments: These are now conducted online. 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.
  • UofT Libraries’ Ask Chat with a Librarian Service: Get help with your assignments via online chat with a librarian.
  • Special Collections & USMC Archives: Our building may be closed but we are still assisting patrons and responding to queries. To get help accessing and using Kelly Library Special Collections and University Archives materials, reach us at specialcollections.kellylibrary@utoronto.ca for Special Collections materials and usmc.archives@utoronto.ca for USMC Archival collections.
  • Kelly InfoExpress: Our document delivery service continues to provide PDFs and links from electronically available sources. We will search for access to material that is from the collection and submit ebooks for purchase consideration. This service continues to be available for faculty, graduate students on the St. Mike’s campus, and for undergraduate students enrolled in an SMC summer course. Please send requests to Kelly InfoExpress.
  • Research Guides: We encourage you to use our research guides. These include the major e-resources for different subject areas. On this page you can browse UofT-wide guides by subject or course-code.
    Here are several guides you might find helpful:

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

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Writing

Writing Help One-on-One Appointments: These are now conducted online. 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.

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Teaching

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 q.help@utoronto.ca. 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—like YouTube does—and also allows you to embed MS forms, surveys, and quizzes directly into your videos.

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