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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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UC Library - Hours, Location & Contact

UC Library

For general inquiries contact the UC Library service desk at (416) 978-8107.

Laidlaw Wing, University College, University of Toronto
15 King's College Circle,
Room 215 (second floor, northeast corner)
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3H7

(416) 978-8107
UC 215

Temporary library closure due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University College Library will be closed from Sunday March 15 until the end of the semester. Library closures are among the steps taken by the university to support public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Please see the U of T Libraries web site for information about the current situation re: libraries at U of T, including remote research help and support for teaching. There is no need to return your books at this time. All loans from U of T Libraries will be extended and no late fines charged.

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Regular Hours (September to April)

  • Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm

  • Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm

Special Hours & Closures


Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct. 12-14)

CLOSED Sat., Oct. 12, Sun., Oct. 13 and Mon., Oct. 14

During the UC Book Sale (Oct. 17-20)

Thurs., Oct. 17 and Fri., Oct. 18, 10 am to 8 pm

Sat., Oct. 19 and Sun., Oct. 20, 10 am to 6 pm

Fall Reading Week (Nov. 4-8)

Mon., Nov. 4 to Fri., Nov. 8, 9 am to 5 pm

Reading Week and Family Day (Feb. 17-21)

CLOSED Mon., Feb. 17 (Family Day)

Tues., Feb. 18 to Fri., Feb. 21, 9 am to 5 pm

Easter Weekend (April 10-12)

CLOSED Fri., April 10, Sat., April 11 and Sun., April 12


Due to the UC Revitalization Project construction, there will be no wheelchair-accessible entrance to University College until further notice.

If this affects your ability to borrow books from the University College Library, you may wish to contact Services to Students with Disabilities, University of Toronto Libraries ( or 416-978-1957), to request that the book(s) you need to be retrieved from the UC Library and left for you at the Robarts Library Loan Services Desk (but please note that this can take some time). Also, feel free to contact the University College Librarian with any questions or concerns: 416-978-4634.

Since the UC Quad is a high-traffic construction zone during this phase of the project, the rear laneway has been blocked and entry must be restricted as a safety precaution. We will continue to evaluate the situation and we hope to be able re-open our barrier-free entrance as soon as possible.   Should you need to attend a meeting or event in the building, please contact, in advance, to arrange for an escort through the construction zone.  We apologize for this temporary setback to improved accessibility at UC.  Creating barrier-free spaces remains a central part of the Revitalization mandate, and we will continue to move forward with eyes on that important goal.

Learn more about construction-related closures and available entrances.



Margaret Fulford

UC Librarian
UC 222
Campus: St. George
UC Library