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  1. Who can use the Health Sciences Library? Anyone with a St. Michael's photo ID badge can use the library, including all staff, students, and volunteers.  
  2. Is there a printer in the library? Yes, there is printer/scanner/photocopy machine in front of the library’s information desk. The cost for a print/photocopy is 10 cents per side.
  3. How do I get a library card? You can use your St. Michael's photo ID badge to check out library materials by filling in a short form at the library’s information desk.
  4. I need an article/a book that is not in the library collection. How can I access it? Visit the interlibrary loan page for more information. 
  5. Can I get access to the computer lab or library after hours? After hours (6pm to 8am and weekends), the computer lab and library are accessible to staff and students with access to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute building (209 Victoria St).
  6. How do I book the computer lab? Visit the computer lab page for more information. 
  7. Do you have SPSS available on the library computers? SPSS can only be accessed using two of the computers labeled "SPSS." There is one computer along the south wall of the library (SMHPC17447) and another in the computer lab (SMHPC13658). 
  8. How can I make suggestions for library materials/resources? Fill out the Recommend a Resource form to submit your suggestions or email
  9. Who is the information specialist for my program or department, and how do I make an appointment? If you know who your information specialist is please see the contacts page for ways to contact them directly. If you are unsure who the information specialist is for your program or department please contact us at or 416-864-5059. 
  10. Who can attend library workshops? Anyone with a Unity Health Toronto photo ID badge can attend workshops, including all staff, students, and volunteers.  
  11. How do I register for a library workshop? Staff can register for workshops via the learning centre. For students and volunteers, please register by emailing
  12. How long can I borrow library materials? Books can be borrowed for 4 weeks, journals for 2 weeks, and iPads for 1 week. Books and journals can be renewed once for each item by emailing or calling 416-864-5059 (some exceptions may apply). Loan periods will vary for interlibrary loan requests. 

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