LibrarySearch is a tool you can use to find resources to support your learning, teaching, and research. Use this guide to help you navigate the new system and use Ask Chat for help overcoming search challenges as they come up. To learn more advanced research strategies tailored to your specific needs, please contact the library or book a consultation with a librarian.
LibrarySearch provides access to library collections in print and digital formats including books, articles, videos, maps, government documents, music, data sets, and more. You can also discover materials that are not available at U of T but that you can request for free through interlibrary loan.
Use LibrarySearch when you want to find:
To improve your search experience and gain access to advanced features, always begin by clicking the Sign In button pictured below.
Once you have signed in to LibrarySearch you can:
Please note: LibrarySearch times out after 30 minutes of inactivity, automatically signing you out and resetting itself to the default search page.
Remote access to the University of Toronto Libraries' digital collections is only available to current students, faculty, and University staff. Access to e-books, full text articles, databases, and other digital tools require users to log in via the University of Toronto's web login service. If you forget this before you start your session, you will be directed to log in as soon as required.
On the top right of the LibrarySearch banner, you'll find a new QR code capture feature that can be used to help you quickly switch from viewing your search results on a desktop browser to viewing your search results on a mobile device. This tool is helpful when you need to leave your workstation to find a book on the library shelves.
Clicking on this feature will trigger a pop-up window with a scannable QR code.
To scan this code, view the pop-up window and QR code through the camera on your mobile device. This action will create a clickable link that you can use to open your search results in your mobile browser.
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