COVID-19 Updates for Innis College Library


Innis College Library reopened on Monday September 13th, 2021 with access to borrow from the collection and adapted access to study space in line with social distancing protocols. Learn more on our hours and address page.


  • Innis College Library is physically open to current University of Toronto students, faculty, and staff only
  • A UCheck green screen or paper-based COVID-19 self assessment for entrance
  • Learn more about: Printing, Scanning & Photocopying




Reference & Research Help


Innis Library provides research and reference assistance to the U of T community – students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided in person, or you may phone or email the Library for assistance.


Reference services are provided whenever the Librarian is available, generally Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment (email




Circulation Services



  • Select materials can be borrowed from various UofT Libraries (including books, film, etc.). There is no intercampus delivery at this time so materials must be picked up on their respective campuses or library locations. Learn more about UTL Curbside Pickup Service.
  • Innis College Library is providing retrieval service for items from our Stacks Location and Writing & Rhetoric Collection. Users will be notified when the item are available for pickup at Robarts Library.
  • Borrowing from our PhD Collection is restricted to Cinema Studies Institute’s PhD Candidates.
  • The final date to submit retrieval requests for this semester is Friday Dec 18 and items must be picked up before the libraries close for the winter break.
  • Please contact the College Librarian katej.johnson @ with any questions about access


Borrowing Privileges 

  • Undergraduate Students – 14 days – 5 renewals, 14 days each
  • Graduate Students & Staff – 56 days – 3 renewals, 56 days each
  • Faculty Members – 84 days – 3 renewals, 84 days each
  • See UofT Libraries guidelines on borrowing


COVID Update for Book Loans

As of March 2020, there is no need to return your books at this time. All loans have been extended and no late fines charged. See Library COVID-19 Updates for the latest information on due dates


Restricted Use

  • There are restrictions and shorter loan periods for Course Reserves / STL materials.
  • Serials /Journals and Reference items are available for in-library use only.
  • Our PhD Collection can only be borrowed by Cinema Studies PhD Students, however users are welcomed to use the books on site.



Recalling Materials

  • All loans are subject to recall, when a hold has been placed by another borrower, after 2 weeks of the initial loan period has passed.
  • Recalled material which is not returned within 2 days will be fined at the rate of $2.00 per day.



Fines and Lost Book Charges


Regular Books:
  • Fines are charged at the rate of $0.50/day per book.
  • No fines are charged for the first day a book is overdue.


Course Reserves Books
  • Fines on Course Reserve / Short Term Loan books are $0.50/hour to a maximum of $7.50 a day.
  • No fines are charged for the first 15 minutes a book is late.
  • Library privileges are withheld when the block limit is reached, until fines are paid.


Lost Books
  • Lost library books are subject to a $145.00 replacement charge.
  • The library reserves the right to charge fines in addition to the replacement cost.




Find out about Citation Managers


Citation managers can help you to collect the citation information (books, articles, and more) and automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies.


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