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M is for Mathematics

Along with organizations from across Canada, U of T Libraries is exploring all math and its applications for this year's Science Literacy Week celebration from September 19-25, 2022. Participating libraries from St. George, UTM, and UTSC campuses will offer book displays plus other themed events and content that will inspire you all week long.

What is Science Literacy Week?

Science Literacy Week logoScience Literacy Week showcases the diversity of Canadian science and the culture it's embedded in. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools and not-for-profits come together to highlight the books, movies, podcasts and events that convey the excitement and influence of science in our everyday lives. It’s about each and everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live it.


Math is for everyone!

Come celebrate all things math! A Science Literacy Event hosted by the UTSC Library for UTSC Students.

Enjoy light refreshments, participate in math related activities, connect with your campus math partners, and find out all the ways UTSC supports math.

When: Tuesday, September 20, 12-2pm

Location: University of Toronto Scarborough IC Atrium

For more information contact Elizabeth O'Brien, UTSC Liaison Librarian for Mathematics.

Open House: Highlights from the History of Science Collections

Image from Euclid's Elements

As part of this year's Science Literacy Week, the Fisher is again presenting a unique opportunity to view some of the most important scientific books ever printed. Visit the library to a see a range of scientific works up-close: from a 14th century Latin manuscript of Euclid's Elements, through to Copernicus' revolutionary 16th century work on planetary motion, to the original 1916 publication of Einstein's paper that contains the general theory of relativity - along with some of the earliest works of chemistry, physics, medicine, and engineering.

When: Friday, September 23, 1-5pm

Location: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

All events at the Fisher are free and open to the public.

We hope to see you here!

Featured Math Collections

There are numerous science books available through the UofT Libraries collections. Some are available as e-books.

Explore our featured collections related to this year's Science Literacy Week theme below.  Happy reading! 

Listen to Math!

Virtual de-stress station

Colouring pages

Decompress online or at home with themed colouring pages:

Online puzzles

Unwind with some virtual puzzles.

Video games

Are you a gamer? Interested in where math and video games collide? Check out these posts for more information:

Join the Science Literacy Conversation!