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Family Care Office LibGuide

Family Care Office

New Books Have Arrived!

Find Your New Read

Over 40 new books including many New York Times bestsellers have just been added to our collection and are now available for loan! 

Come visit us to browse all of the exciting new titles in our collection! We also have many new children's picture books available! 

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

How do I get a Library Card?

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

Who is eligible to borrow materials from the Library?

Library Cards are free to 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 total of three items can be borrowed at any one time. Materials can be borrowed as per the following:

  • 14 nights for books
  • 7 nights for videos
  • 7 nights for magazines

How do I renew materials?

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

What is the late return policy?

$0.25 will be charged 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 Family Care Office 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.