New College (Ivey) Library is now on Summer Hours!

The Donald G. Ivey Library contains over 25,000 volumes in circulating and reference collections in the social sciences and other fields. Special collections focus on New College programs in African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Disability Studies, Equity Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. Women and Gender Studies is also supported by an important collection of journals and the Gender Studies Database, available campuswide and internationally.

The Ivey Library has comfortable study areas located on both the mezzanine and lower levels, including upholstered chairs for leisure reading and study carrels and tables. The library provides a bright open study space with large windows overlooking the inner quad. The Student Council provides current magazines and newspapers for a relaxing read between classes.

The College Library in Wilson Hall has full wireless access for student laptops and houses twenty workstations providing access to the Internet, e-mail and electronic library catalogues. Also available are two of the College’s Student Computer Facilities (NCSCF).

New College students have access to all the materials in the University Library System including departmental and other branch libraries across the campus. The University of Toronto Library system is rated among the top 4 academic library systems in North America, containing over 15 million items.

Custom Search Engines

These search tools were developed in-house using Google Custom Search Engine to provide access to newspapers from Africa and the Caribbean.


Caribbean News Search Engine


African News Search Engine


Look up materials on course reserve


Suggest a title

Place an item on course reserve

College Librarians:

Ms. Kate Johnson

Mr. Jeff Newman (On research leave until July 2015)


20 Willcocks Street, Wilson Hall
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A1
Phone: (416) 978-2493

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