Family Care Office Resource and Lending Library

Our lending Library contains a wide range of materials on family care topics and community services. The Library is open Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, and by appointment Tuesday evenings from 5 pm to 6 pm. Summer hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, and by appointment Tuesdays until 6 pm.

Current U of T community members 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:

  • Indigenous 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
  • 2SLGBTQ+ 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.

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? For employees seeking information about family issues, work issues (and work-life-family issues!) the University has resources. For further details, please visit the Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture (LLC) website.