Effective April 24, 2021 the DG Ivey Library will be closed until further notice.

Books can be returned through the exterior drop box by the entrance at 20 Willcocks St. Please return laptops and chargers to the front desk at 40 Willcocks St.

Assistance is still available via email or by one-on-one online appointments

Emergency computer access is available to New College students, faculty, and staff

COVID-19 Information and Updates

The University of Toronto and University of Toronto Libraries are keeping up-to-date lists of resources, polices, plans, procedures, and other activities. The following information guide and FAQ are useful to those seeking accurate, reliable information on the COVID-19 pandemic and the University’s responses.

  1. The University of Toronto Libraries COVID-19 Information Guide includes a range of resources of current status of the pandemic, current research, communicating about COVID-19, debunking myths, and projects for supporting front-line medical workers
  2. The University of Toronto COVID-19 FAQ provides up-to-date information on the University’s operations as well as best-practices and advice for coping during COND-19 pandemic

Library Hours:

Note: A valid TCard is required to enter the library. Masks are mandatory.

Library hours until April 23, 2021

Monday – Thursday: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Effective April 24, 2021 the DG Ivey Library will be closed until further notice.

Effective November 24 all exterior doors to New College are locked. UofT students, staff, and faculty members can gain access to the library by ringing the doorbell outside of the entrance to 20 Willcocks St.

No in-person access to books — Curbside pickup only

Please note that the DG Ivey Library will only be open as a study space and computer facility. In-person access to the books in the Ivey Library is suspended until further notice. Books in our circulating collections (excluding course reserves) can be requested through the Curbside Pickup Service. Laptops, charging cables, and battery packs are still available directly from the DG Ivey Library.

Curbside Pickup Service is not accepting new requests until Monday, January 11, 2020.

Online research consultations — Get Help

Use the Book a Research Consultation Form to get assistance researching your projects and papers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your New College librarians may be working from home, but we are still here to support you!

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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
  • 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


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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