COVID-19: Updates on Services and Spaces

Last update: Oct 23, 2020

NEW! Students, staff, and faculty members coming to any U of T campus, including the libraries, must complete a COVID-19 health screening self-assessment before visiting (U of T News, Oct 26, 2020).

People must login to UCheck with their UTORid and do the self-assessment.


The Gerstein Science Information Centre is now partially reopen on the 1st floor (study spaces only). Our other in-person spaces and services remain closed.

Please see below for what's available virtually this Fall 2020, and more details on the specific services and spaces which are open and closed:


Study Spaces 2020-21

  • Selected spaces on the 1st floor will be open to current U of T students, staff, and faculty

Virtual Help Desk - now open weekdays!

  • Though our public service desk is closed, you can 'drop-in' to get live online help from Gerstein Library staff via Bb Collaborate (Mon-Fri)

Scan & Deliver Service - NEW!

  • Request articles from print journals at Robarts, Gerstein, OISE, UTM, UTSC, East Asian, Music libraries, and Downsview

Curbside Pickup - Gerstein books

  • Request books from our Gerstein Library stacks, to be picked up at Robarts Library