Library Hours:

Summer Semester 2022

Open Monday to Friday from 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Note: The library will be closed Thursday, June 30, Friday July 01, and Monday, August 01, 2022.

Note: Masks are mandatory.

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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.

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


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.

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

Technology for loan

The Ivey Library also has the following items for loan:

  • Mac Laptops (currently unavailable)
  • Dell Laptops
  • USB-C, MagSafe, and universal chargers for laptops
  • Micro-USB, USB-C, and Apple Lightning chargers for phones and tablets
  • Headphones
  • Scientific Calculators authorized for use in MAT113, MAT135, and MAT 136
  • Microphones for podcasting and speech-to-text applications

All items are available for a 72 hour loan.


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

  • upholstered chairs for leisure reading
  • study carrels
  • tables

View of two levels inside a library, with students studying visiible, as well as Indigenous art and a bust.

The Library  has full wireless access for student laptops and houses twenty workstations providing access to the Internet, e-mail and electronic library  resources.

Also available are two of the computer labs exclusively for the use of New College Students. The New College Student Computer Facility (NCSCF) provides discounted printing (3¢/page as well as black and white and colour printers.

Contact Information

New College’s Librarians:

Jeff Newman College Librarian
Aneta Kwak Information Services and Instruction Librarian
Mikayla Redden Information Services and Instruction Librarian

DG Ivey Library
20 Willcocks Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S1C6
Canada(416) 978-2493

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