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Family Care Office LibGuide

Family Care Office

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Find Your New Read

Since the office is currently working remotely, no physical materials can be checked out at this time. However, many of the 500+ titles in the FCO Library -- including many recent releases -- are available for free in audiobook and eBook format through Ontario's public libraries and U of T Libraries.

Materials available in those formats are noted in the BookList, and the book's title is hyperlinked to its listing in the Toronto Public Library OverDrive catalogue. The TPL website has instructions and tutorials on how to access these materials and how to obtain a library card, and the FCO blog has links to the online collections for other public libraries in the Greater Toronto Area. Many public libraries also offer the opportunity to sign up for an Instant Digital Card that provides access to their digital materials. 

Our LibGuide also has a Resource Centre with digital equivalents of the many pamphlets, guides, and publications from the FCO office. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Family Care Office?

By phone: 416.978.0951

By email:

In person: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street, Room 103 (as of March 17, 2020, the FCO will predominately be providing services remotely through phone and videoconferencing)


How do I get a FCO Library Card?

Bring your University of Toronto identification card (UTORid). FCO Library Cards are kept in a secure place at all times to ensure your privacy.

Who can borrow materials from the Library?

Library Cards are free for any U of T student, staff, or faculty. If your status, address or other contact information changes, please contact our office so that we may maintain your most up-to-date information.

How long can I borrow materials for?

A maximum of 3 items can be borrowed at any one time. The loan periods are:

  • Books: 21 days
  • Videos: 7 days
  • Magazines: 7 days
How do I renew materials?

If the item has not been placed on hold by another borrower, renewals can be made by phone, email, or in person.

What are the fines for overdue materials?

Late items will be $0.25 per day, to a maximum of $5.00 per item (20 days overdue).

Each borrower will be responsible for ensuring that materials are returned on time and in the same condition in which they were borrowed. Materials marked with a 'red flag' are usually required for some of our workshops and are for loan one week prior to each workshop.

About the Family Care Office Library

The FCO Library contains a wide range of materials on family care topics and community services that are available for loan. The Library is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, with extended hours on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 6pm. Summer hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours on Tuesday until 6 pm.

Patrons of the Library also have access to a variety of University of Toronto publications, as well as current and back issues of Today's Parent and Toronto Life magazines. In addition, the Library maintains an up-to-date collection of catalogues, pamphlets, guidebooks and other similar materials, including comprehensive resource binders on each subject area.

The FCO LibGuide contains an up-to-date list of the materials in the collection, as well as links to additional helpful resources.