From my first day of my Masters of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, I was amazed by how many libraries were on campus. Loving to change my work environment, I started to explore them one at the time. After a library visit, I would highlight it on my UofT Library Map, to remember. With time, I had been to so many that I gave myself the objective to visit them all! This had become so serious that I even started rating them on the map and writing down their pros and cons. What I especially cared about included: electrical outlets to charge my laptop, allowed to eat/drink inside and proximity to food/coffee. 

As I told friends about this, some recommended me that I made a blog post or even a website! I thought that was a crazy idea and a lot of work. Out of curiosity, I created a website and started inputting content... And this is how this website came about! Although it is still in preliminary stages, I hope it can become a resource for all my UofT fellow students. Ideally, I would love to add review and comment sections, but this might come later. 


Thank you for your interest and I hope you will explore as many libraries on campus as you can! 

- Laetitia Dandavino-Tardif


To compile this website, I compiled information from various articles, blog posts and resources.
If you want to read more, here are my sources: 

Brandeis, R. C., 2002. "E.J. PRATT - LIBRARY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY." In University of Toronto Libraries Newsletter, Spring 2002. http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/about_us/library_floor_plans/e_j_pratt_library_21st_century. 

Emaan. 2015, September 22. "LIBRARIES AT U OF T: GOTTA CATCH ’EM ALL." Life @ UofT. 


Emaan. 2016, April 19. "EXAM SEASON SPECIAL: SECLUDED STUDY SPOTS." Life @ UofT. 


Hannah. 2015, March 11."Top 5 Underrated Libraries on Campus." New College, The New. http://www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/student-blog/top-5-underrated-libraries-on-campus/. 

Humairaa. 2015, February 13."Explore Toronto: John W. Graham Library." Diffused Musing. 


Klein, ​Danielle, Elizabeth Benn and Carolyn Levett. 2013. "U of T Libraries 101." In The Varsity. https://thevarsity.ca/2013/08/30/u-of-t-libraries-101/. 


Kell, George. 2018, February 22. "U of T’s Best Hidden Libraries." The Innis Herald. 


Lamba, Damanjit and Michael Chahley. 2013, February 25. "Unwind your mind." In The Varsity. https://thevarsity.ca/2013/02/25/unwind-your-mind/.

Lorinc, Jacob. 2015, March 2."Robarts: from top to bottom." In The Varsity. https://thevarsity.ca/2015/03/02/robarts-from-top-to-bottom/. 


Ly, Erica. 2016, 24 October."U of T Unveiled: Open 24 Hours for Your All-Nighter." New College, The New. 


Prender, Alice. 2015, September 5. "The Top 10 University Libraries in Toronto." BlogTO. 


Vendeville, Geoffrey. 2017, June 28. "Construction begins on Robarts Library expansion." U of T News. 


Yusra. 2017, October 10. "LIBRARY HUNT." Life @ UofT. 


"What’s the Word on Libraries? A Series." 2011. In Student Life Blog. http://blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca/gradlife/2011/10/17/whats-the-word-on-libraries-a-series/. 

Questions? l.dantar [at] gmail [dot] com

This is a personal project realized by Laetitia Dandavino-Tardif, 2019

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