Rm 480, 80 St George Street (4th floor in Davenport Research Wing)
Sep - Apr
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May - Jun
Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer hours (Jul-Aug)
Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The rooms are
Disclaimer: The University of Toronto Libraries are not responsible for loss or damage of items left unattended in the room.
Loans are available to patrons holding valid U of T library cards; non-U of T patrons may use the collection within the library during open hours.
Regular books circulate for 2 weeks to undergraduates (with 5 renewals) and 8 weeks (with 3 renewals) to grad students, staff and faculty.
If U of T does not have a book or journal article you need, we can get it for you from another university library in Canada, the US or the world. This service is free.
Please check with a librarian first before ordering as we may have the item just under a different name or from a different source.
We use a system called RACER to order and track requests.
Create your RACER login using your Library barcode number (found under the barcode on your TCard) and PIN (usually the last four digits of your student number). Then you can either search for your item in the RACER combined catalogue or just enter all the info you know in the "Blank Request" form in the left hand column.
If ordering a book, you will get an email telling you to pick it up at Robarts (for the St George Campus) or at your campus library. If it is a journal article, they will email you a link to retrieve the article electronically.
Printing or photocopying is possible by purchasing a Dept. of Chemistry Copy Card at the circulation desk (cash only). Copy cards cost $5.00 (50 copies) or $1.00 (10 copies) at 10 cents per copy. There is also a $1.00 deposit on both denominations of cards that will be refunded with the return of the empty card. Copy cards from other departments and libraries are not compatible with our machines. We cannot accept T-Cards. we can print for cash as well - ask at the circulation desk.
We have wireless printing (from your laptop) - follow instructions at printhere.utoronto.ca (the printer name is "Chemistry Library Printer" and the queue is "CL-BW") the print will go to the print station and need a copy card to release.
The photocopier can also scan documents and books to a PDF file that is saved on a USB key or emailed to you. Scanning is FREE. Photocopying uses the same copy card as printing at the same rate.
We have 7 workstations (5 PC, 2 Mac) and a printer.
SIZE AND SCOPE OF COLLECTION:
>10,000 volumes including bound journals in the A.D.Allen Library (many other volumes have been sent to Downsview offsite storage).
The collection serves the research and information needs of the faculty and graduate students in the Department of Chemistry. It is primarily composed of chemistry books and journals, some of which are duplicated in the Gerstein Science Information Centre or elsewhere.
There are currently no print journals still being received.
The library has access to most of the key journals online (>400 titles) - see the UTL catalogue. If you are unable to find an online copy of a journal, please check the catalogue since we may have a print copy only (usually for older journals) and, if unsuccesful - ASK A LIBRARIAN!
We also have access to 10 of thousands of books online via Scholars Portal, RSC, Wiley, Elsevier, CRC, and Springer - see the UTL catalogue.
The collection also contains Chemistry MSc and PhD theses from 1986 on (most also available online since 2000).
The print reference collection includes a full set of Beilstein, Gmeilin, Houben-Weyl and Science of Synthesis in addition to Chemical Abstracts from 1907-1966.
The library has 5 loanable PC laptops for use within the library only.
The library also has headphones, Android and Mac phone chargers for loan.
Use your TCard to borrow these items.
Room 480, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories
80 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6
The Chemistry Library will be closed for the foreseeable future
due to the Covid 19 virus restrictions.
You can access almost all the library resources online using the off campus access:
Books on loan
All books that are currently out on loan are being automatically renewed until this library system opens again. If you must return a book, you can do so at the Robarts Library book drop.
We have emergency access to a number of resources for online access to books that we may only usually have in print (excluding a lot of textbooks) - if you need something, please let me know and I can try to find an online version.
New grad students
Once you are registered, to get a T-Card so you can access our resources and your utoronto.ca email, follow the instructions on the T-Card Office Website: https://tcard.utoronto.ca/
For more info on the Central Libraries' status: https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/
If you require any help, please contact me via email with your problems (and screenshots are very useful!).
I will be checking my email regularly!
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