U of T Library Card Access

Instructions for Physicians

For access privileges to the University of Toronto Libraries’ electronic resources, please obtain the letter from the Business Officer in your University of Toronto department, containing your UTORid and library barcode.

To obtain a TCard, please visit the TCard Office on the 2nd floor of Robarts Library. Bringing this letter and photo identification. The TCard Office service hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To obtain your library card and access to the University of Toronto Library’s electronic resources, fax or email Reader Registration at 416-971-3131 or reader.reg@utoronto.ca, to provide current address information. 

For more information, please go to the University of Toronto website for instructions on how to gain access to the University of Toronto Library.

Instructions for Visiting Faculty and Staff

To obtain your library card, please bring a letter of introduction, from the University of Toronto department in which you are working, as well as photo ID, to the Reader Registration Desk on the 1st floor of Robarts Library. The letter will include the length of your appointment and your departmental address. Reader Registration service hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. This letter may also be faxed to Reader Registration at 416-971-3131 and a temporary card will be mailed to the address provided in the letter.

An additional resource is Perry Hall who can be contacted at 416.978.0942 or perry.hall@utoronto.ca

Instructions for St. Michael’s Hospital Staff

This is for research staff who:
1. Wish to renew their existing library card or new research staff or
2. Wish to obtain a new University of Toronto library card access.

Terms and conditions for access to the U of T Online Library resource

Online library access, provided by the University of Toronto Library, will be used for the exclusive purpose of supporting University of Toronto faculty member(s) in their research. It is understood that University of Toronto library online library access cannot be used in the support of any other responsibilities or duties that the same faculty member may hold at the Hospital (e.g. patient care or administrative roles for the Hospital). Support for such activities can be accessed through the hospital’s library.

The University of Toronto reserves the right to deny and/or suspend access if users are found to be in violation of the stated terms and conditions.

In the past, research staff were granted library cards, this has changed.  The University of Toronto Library now provides hospital research staff (who support the research of doctors who have a faculty appointment at the University of Toronto), with a barcode and PIN number, which allows researcher staff remote access to the University of Toronto Library licensed electronic resources. This remote access cannot be used for any other duties with which the individual may be involved.  If research staff require hard copies of University of Toronto library material they can request them through the St. Michael’s Hospital library (hslibrary@smh.ca), or through (416) 864-6060 x5059.

Important Note: We do not update University of Toronto Library cards for physicians. We are responsible for updating the list for research staff only.

If you are a Post-doctorate Fellow, please Click Here to to obtain / renew your access.

Who is eligible for this service?

Only research staff who are supporting the research done by Principal Investigators who have faculty appointments at University of Toronto. Staff who work with doctors who do not have faculty appointments at University of Toronto are unfortunately sent back to us as they are not eligible for University of Toronto library access.

Please note that all staff who have existing University of Toronto library access with a barcode/PIN numbers, your barcode and PIN numbers will stay the same. The University of Toronto Library will just extend your expiry date. Please complete all the questions below and e-mail back to Dina Coronios-Antoniou:

  1. SMH Staff Name:
  2. Your Title:
  3. Name of Your Supervisor:
  4. Indicate if your Principal Investigator has a U of T faculty appointment (Yes / No):
  5. Your Department:
  6. Your Room: Wing:
  7. Your Telephone:
  8. Your Email:
  9. Indicate if you are full-time employee:
  10. Indicate if your appointment or contract has length of stay and state start and end date below.
    Your Start date: Your End date:
  11. Your U of T Library Access Number: (if you currently have a number)
  12. I have read and understand the Terms and Conditions for access to the U of T Online Library resource and understand that U of T reserves the right to deny and/or suspend access if users are found to be in violation of the stated terms and conditions: (Yes / No):

For further information please contact:

Dina Coronios-Antoniou

U of T Library Online Access Coordinator for St. Michael’s Hospital
Office of Research Administration
St. Michael’s Hospital
250 Yonge Street, 6th Floor

Phone: (416) 360-4000  Ext. 47830
E-mail:  Dina.Coronios@unityhealth.to