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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
Large library with spiral staircase and stained glass windows

UC Library - Hours, Location & Contact

UC Library

University College, University of Toronto
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3H7

UC 266

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Closed for the Summer

Although the UC Library's physical space is closed for the summer, you can still request books. The UC Library is closed as of Saturday, April 29, 2023 and will re-open for the fall term on Monday September 11, 2023.

Borrowing UC Library books during the summer

  • You're welcome to request UC Library books during the summer and choose one of the following pick-up locations: Robarts Library, UTM Library, or UTSC Library.
  • In LibrarySearch, once you find a book you want, you just need to sign in, click "REQUEST: Library Pickup," then choose your pickup library.
  • Please note that it normally takes up to a week (and might occasionally take even longer) for your requested books to be delivered to your chosen pickup library.

Returning UC Library books during the summer

  • You're welcome to return UC Library books to another U of T library, such as Robarts (130 St. George St.). 
  • Or, when the UC building is open on weekdays, you can put them in the book return box located just outside the main UC Library doors (on the 2nd floor of UC, on the south side of the building, above the grand lobby).

Location and Access

To get to the UC Library while the south entrances of University College are blocked due to construction, PLEASE SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW. The building's NORTH entrances, including an accessible entrance, are open both weekdays and weekends. A west entrance and an east entrance are open weekdays only.

The University College Library re-opened in 2021 in its new location in "East Hall" (room 266 / 366) on the south side of the UC building. Our revitalized heritage space was the UC Library's original home in the 19th century.

The UC Library may currently be used by:
  • U of T students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • UTS students
  • external researchers who have purchased a U of T library card

Members of the public who would like to enter briefly to see our revitalized heritage space are welcome to do so.


map showing location of building entrances during construction
How to enter University College while the building's south entrances are blocked by Fall 2022 construction for the Landmark Project
Four students studying in library

Regular Hours (September to April)

Monday to Thursday, 9am - 9pm
Friday, 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 1pm - 5pm

Library Closures

  • CLOSED THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: Sat. Oct. 8, Sun. Oct. 9, Mon. Oct. 10, 2022
  • CLOSED FOR A SPECIAL EVENT: Thurs. Oct. 13, 2022
  • CLOSING EARLY ON THE LAST DAY OF TERM: Closing at 5pm, Tues. Dec. 20, 2022
  • CLOSED FOR THE U OF T WINTER HOLIDAYS: Wed. Dec. 21, 2022 to Sun. Jan. 8, 2023
  • CLOSED FAMILY DAY: Mon. Feb. 20, 2023
  • CLOSED EASTER WEEKEND: Fri. April 7, Sat. April 8, Sun. April 9, 2023
  • CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER: Sat. April 29 to Sun. Sept. 10, 2023


Gabrielle Fournier

UC Librarian (Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays)
Campus: St. George
UC Library

Margaret Fulford

UC Librarian (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Campus: St. George
UC Library