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Access to UofT Electronic Resources

Access is only available to St. Michael's staff members who are cross appointed at the University of Toronto, who are research staff, or current students.

Please note that the Health Sciences Library does not register anyone for services at UofT.


Status-only Faculty (Clinicians and Researchers) from affiliated hospitals:

Appointed prior to February 1, 2005:

  • To obtain your library card and access to the University of Toronto Library's electronic resources, fax or email Reader Registration at 416-971-3131 or, to provide current address information.

Appointed after February 1, 2005:

  • For access privileges to the University of Toronto Libraries' electronic resources, please obtain the letter from the Business Officer in your U of T department, containing your UTORid and library barcode.
  • To obtain a TCard (library card), please visit the TCard Office on the 2nd floor of Robarts Library. Bringing this letter and photo identification. The TCard Office service hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • As a faculty member at the University, physicians have ongoing access and are not required to renew privileges.

Research Staff at Affiliated Hospitals:

Only research staff that are supporting Principal Investigators with faculty appointments at UofT are eligible for remote electronic access to UofT Library licensed resources. Contact the St. Michael's Office of Research Administration to obtain a barcode and PIN number. Access is granted for one year from the requesting date, unless the research staff has a contract which ends earlier. All current staff that have existing UofT library access with PIN numbers will have their expiry date extended.

However, research staff are not entitled to a library card, but may borrow UofT library materials using this form from the St. Michael's Health Sciences Library.

For all new staff, please contact Patrick Kasparian in the Office of Research Administration directly for your personal library barcode and PIN numbers. Please note however electronic access is only given in July and December of each year.

The University of Toronto contact for researchers is Renata Holder, 416-978-2794,

N.B. The ORA is only responsible for research staff. Physicians must contact the University of Toronto directly.

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