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Research Help Guide: Student guide to using the library

Getting Research Help

Chat with a Librarian

Book an Appointment

Get lengthier and more specialized research help with our book an appointment service.

Visit our Research Help Desk

Visit the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the Library for help.

Attend a Workshop

Workshops are scheduled throughout the term.

Online Guides and Videos

How-to guides and videos on writing, research and citation 

Welcome to the Library

Toronto Metropolitan University Library

The Library is here to provide you with a well-balanced collection of print and online resources for your research needs.

We are also a place for you to study, work with your group, learn a new digital skill, relax and expand your quest for knowledge.  Our staff and librarians will work with you at all levels to ensure that your library experience is as effective as possible.

Explore, interact, discover, learn – and be inspired!

TMU Library is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.


Our Collection:

The TMU Library collection consists of millions of resources to help you learn, study, and succeed. The collection includes:


At home or on campus, you can log into our online resources (ebooks, journal databases etc) with your TMU log-in.  


Helpful Staff and Librarians:

We have various contact points to help you.


Reference Help (Online and on the Main floor near SLC bridge)

Need help finding sources or citing them?

Chat is online, click to chat with a librarian


Circulation (Online and Main Floor near Library elevators)

Check out your books, ask about fines and loan periods

More information on our services and borrowing our materials


Information and IT desk (Online and Main Floor)

Our information desk can help you with directions, look up a book and help you find the right service. Our IT staff can help you print, set up your password and troubleshoot


Study Space and Computers:



The DME is a makerspace, fabrication lab and digital media production facility brought to you by the TMU Library!


Other Helpful Services

Our learning partners :

Student Learning Services on 4th floor of the Student Learning Centre

Support areas include: 

  • Writing Support 
  • Academic Accommodation
  • English Language Support
  • Math Support
  • Study Skills and Transition


Faculty of Community Service Academic Support Centre 

Located on the 5th floor of the Library in room LIB-549.