Family Care Office Resource and Lending Library

Our Library contains a wide range of materials on family care topics and community services. These materials are available for loan. The Library is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, with extended hours on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 6pm. Summer hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours on Tuesday until 6 pm.

Patrons of the Library have access to some publications, such as U of T Magazine, as well as current and back issues of Today’s Parent and Toronto Life magazines. In addition, we maintain an up-to-date collection of pamphlets, guidebooks and other similar resources on a wide range of family care matters and community services.

Book List

Our library contains over 500 books on topics ranging from parenting and fathering to elder care and nutrition. For a complete list of our collection, visit our LibGuide hosted by the U of T Library. Our LibGuide is an online book list that allows you to search for resources by subject, browse through virtual book covers and titles, and participate in interactive online polls.

Our collection contains books on the following topics:

  • Aboriginal Life & Culture
  • Adoption
  • Balancing Work & Family
  • Children’s Books
  • Conception, Pregnancy, and New Parents
  • Divorce & Bereavement
  • Elder Care
  • Educational Fiction for Young Adults and Parents
  • Fatherhood
  • Fertility Issues
  • Health
  • Infant Care: Breastfeeding, Sleep
  • LGBTQ Parenting
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting
  • Relocation
  • Schools & Day Care
  • Single Parenting
  • Special Needs
  • Teenagers
  • Toddlers & Preschoolers

Library Borrowing Policy

Who is eligible to borrow materials from the Library?
U of T student, staff, or faculty. If your status, address or other contact information changes, please contact our office so that we may maintain your most up-to-date information.

How long can I borrow materials for?
A total of three items can be borrowed at any one time. Materials can be borrowed as per the following:

  • 14 nights for books
  • 7 nights for CDs/ videos
  • 7 nights for magazines

How do I renew materials?
Provided that the item has not been placed on hold by another borrower, renewals can be made by phone, email, or in person.

What is the late return policy?
$0.25 will be charged per day, to a maximum of $5.00 per item (20 days overdue).

Employee lending library at U of T

Like to learn on your own time? Really enjoy saving money? For employees seeking information about family issues, work issues (and work-life-family issues!) the University has resources at your disposal. For further details, please visit the Organizational Development & Learning Centre (ODLC) website.