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.
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.
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.
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.
Lorinc, Jacob. 2015, March 2."Robarts: from top to bottom." In The Varsity.
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.