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Physics Library

Contact: Dylanne Dearborn (Librarian)

Office: MP 211C • Tel: 8-5188 or


The Physics Library is one of several departmental libraries at the University. Our collection of books and journals reflects the Department's teaching and research interests. A complete collection of the Department of Physics theses/dissertations forms an integral part of the library holdings. Links to electronic resources commonly used in Physics can be found on the Physics Library website ( Searchable records for our collection appear in the Library Catalogue through the University of Toronto Libraries website (

Circulation Policies

To borrow materials from the library, you must present a valid TCard. After hours, books can be signed out manually by filling out a card at the desk. If a book is already checked out, a hold can be placed by clicking on 'request' while viewing the book record in the Library Catalogue. An email notice will be sent to you when the book becomes available. Course Reserves/Short Term Loan books are due back by 10 a.m. the following morning. Journals and other periodical publications do not circulate and are for in-library use only.

If a book or article is not available through the UofT library system, it can be ordered through RACER (available on the Library website).

We encourage you to pay any overdue fines at the Physics Library, as you may be exempt from fines for Physics material. For fines that are charged, the money will go to new material for the library that receives the payments. Be sure to register your UofT email address with us in order to receive any due date reminders, fine/overdue or on-hold notices.

Library Services

Printing is available in the library using your TCard. Note that you cannot add value to your TCard in the Physics Library. Reference services are available – to book a consultation, email

Please refer to the Physics Library website for detailed information. We are your home library and we act as your liaison with all libraries at the University of Toronto. If you require assistance with any library matters or have any book recommendations, please speak to our library staff.