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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
shelf of books related to drama

Faculty Services

The UC Library offers information literacy instruction, Course Reserves, and other teaching / research support to UC faculty members and to sessional instructors or professors in UC-affiliated programs (Canadian Studies; Cognitive Science; Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies; Health Studies; Sexual Diversity Studies; UC One).

Information Literacy Instruction

  • The UC Librarian would be glad to do an information literacy / library research session for your class.
  • The length of the session is up to you — anything from a quick 15-minute intro to a 2-hour interactive session.

Do your students need to learn about...

  • key databases and research tools in your discipline
  • finding relevant books and articles for an essay
  • distinguishing scholarly sources from non-scholarly
  • citing sources and academic integrity
  • finding primary sources
  • how books are classified by topic in your discipline

Course Reserves

Physical Course Reserves

Will particular books be in high demand for your course? If so, the UC Library would be glad to place these books in Course Reserves (short-term loan). If we don't already own the books, we'll be glad to purchase them. Just contact the UC Librarian (Margaret Fulford:416-978-4634,

Online Course Reserves

The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office's Syllabus Service will help you make course readings available in Quercus, while respecting Canadian copyright provisions and existing U of T licensing agreements.

What to include in your request for physical Course Reserves

  • your name and contact info
  • your course code and course title
  • title and author of book(s) to be placed in Course Reserves
  • [publisher and year, if you prefer a specific edition]
  • loan period — please choose either 3 hours or 2 days or 5 days

Other Teaching and Research Support

Need other library support for your teaching or research? The UC Librarian would be glad to meet with you and/or put you in touch with the right colleague at U of T Libraries.

Have a suggestion for our collection?

  • Your suggestions for books we ought to purchase are welcome!
  • The main section of the UC Library's collection ("Stacks") is undergraduate-focused and is largely related to the UC-affiliated academic programs (Canadian Studies; Cognitive Science; Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies; Health Studies; and Sexual Diversity Studies), but does include some books of more general interest.
  • In addition, we have the following general-interest sections: "Bestsellers"; "Graphic Novels"; and "Writing, Academic Skills & Careers".