Inforum

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Our Robarts location with Inforum staff, course reserves, and tech loans, is open. Six-week loan books are available @ Robarts 13th floor stacks. See more information about our move and renovation.

NOTICE OF HOURS & LOCATION DURING LIBRARY RENOVATIONS

The Inforum location at Robarts Library, Room 1017 - 1st floor, (pictured below) is OPEN for business until the iReno is complete.

The Inforum location at 140 St. George Street is CLOSED for renovations until some time in September 2016.

  • Look for details about our hours and services during this period on our website and social media
  • Download Inforum on the move flyer
  • Read more about iReno 2016.

What is the Inforum?

Search the U of T Libraries catalogue and databases.

The Inforum is an integrated library that brings users, resources, services, technology, and expert staff together in one physical location, as well as many virtual spaces.  Known as the Faculty's community hub, the space is used for social, scholarly, and professional events and pursuits.

We are also part of the 44-branch University of Toronto Library (UTL) system, the 3rd highest-ranked academic library in North America.

No other information school in Canada has anything like it! 

photograph of temporary inforum space at robarts library room 1-017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our services & resources

Research, learning, and connecting are facilitated through:

Explore our website to find out more about our many services, resources, and facilities.
 

How to reach us

April 4 - September 2016

Robarts Library, Room 1017, 1st floor [directions]
130 St George Street
Toronto  ON   M5S 3G6
Phone: 416-978-7060  |  Email: help [dot] ischoolatutoronto [dot] ca  |   Follow us on Twitter   Follow us on Facebook  

After September 2016

Bissell Building  [map]
140 St. George Street, 4th & 5th Floor
Toronto  ON    M5S 3G6
Phone: 416-978-7060  |  Email: help [dot] ischoolatutoronto [dot] ca  |   Follow us on Twitter   Follow us on Facebook  

Hours of operation  

Summer hours:  May 2 – August 19, 2016 – Robarts location, room 1017

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Intersession hours: August 20 – September 11, 2016 – Robarts location, room 1017

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Download our April & Summer 2016 hours flyer for full details, including holiday closures.

Inforum staff team

The Inforum team of librarians, technicians, and student staff are here for you. Here we are on Facebook.

Lari Langford | Interim Director | Full info

Nadia Moro  | Collections & Public Services Technician |  Full info
NADIA can help you with locating books and journals in our collections. She will rush catalogue your 'uncatalogued items requests' within 2 weeks.  On the Information Desk, she can help you with your circulation needs by checking out items, placing holds, recalling books, and collecting fines.

Anna Oh | Circulation & Public Services Technician | Full info
ANNA can help with questions related to your course reading lists, and borrowing from other libraries (on campus and farther afield).  She can also help you with any questions regarding borrowing, loaning, placing holds and recalls, and fines on library items.

Nalini K. Singh | Librarian, Reference Services Coordinator  | Full info
NALINI can help you with your reference and research questions, including one-on-one consultations: e.g. effective use of the UT library catalogue, selecting and efficiently using article databases  for your research, tracking down elusive sources, citation practices, literature reviews, improving your search strategies, Information Services website ideas, questions about the Personal Librarian Program, the iSchool Course Repository, and Inforum records management.

Elisa Sze | Librarian, Collections & Public Services Coordinator| Full info
ELISA can help you with questions about the library collections available to iSchool students, including print and online resources. She can also help with questions about building, managing, organizing, and providing access to collections (e.g., collection development trends, cataloguing standards, classification, Sirsi).

Student assistants 2015-2016

Jane Campbell |  Peter Ferrell | Olivia Harris | Natalia Pietrzykowski | Brenna Pladsen | Maria Ruiz | Eden Rusnell | Katie Wilson 

Staff on leave

Kathleen Scheaffer | Librarian, Outreach & Instructional Services Coordinator | Full info
KATHLEEN can assist you with social media research and utilization; practical, academic, and technical learning opportunities through the iSkills workshops, co-curricular organization; event coordination; community outreach and the occasional bike repair.

NOTE: Kathleen is on sabbatical from May 1, 2015 to May 1, 2016.

Meera Thirunavukarasu | Serials, Acquisitions, & Public Services Technician | Full info

For more information about us