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 inter-disciplinary collection of women and gender studies journals. 

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Maps and Location

The D.G. Ivey Library
20 Willcocks Street (opens in a new tab)
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Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1A1

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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.

The New College Student Council provides current magazines and newspapers for a relaxing read between classes.

Special Collections

The Ivey Library is also home to two special collections:

  1. The print working collection used to develop and update Representative Poetry Online (RPO),
  2. The Urban Agriculture and Food Collection

Featured Monthly Booked Display!

Come check out our August Book Display celebrating Caribbean Carnival!

Carnival Colours: Books on Caribbean Culture and Art 

Our Space

The Ivey Library has bright, open, comfortable study areas located on both the mezzanine and lower levels, including:

The Library is home to eighteen paintings from the Woodland Indigenous Art Collection, which New College purchased in 1978.

Land Acknowledgement

Our library is located in Tkaronto, which has been home to the Mississaugas, the Wyandot, and the Seneca for time immemorial.

Information about land acknowledgement