Using the U of T Library System

Libraries offer resources and services to support you in delivering your courses, and to help enhance your students’ learning experience.

1. Contact your liaison librarian
Liaison librarians are your first point of contact and can help you find library services and resources to support your teaching and research. Find yours at

2. Support in your Quercus course
Do you have a course website in Quercus? Each Quercus course has a Library Resources menu link containing discipline-specific research resources. You can ask your liaison librarian to:

  • customize the existing Library Resource feed, if needed
  • be embedded in your Discussion Board for relevant assignment support

3. Instruction and research support

  • in-class instruction (topics can include: developing a searchable research question, modeling effective search strategies, locating primary sources, and/or citing sources)
  • online research guide
  • office hours or drop-in sessions


Further Resources

Supporting Research 

Supporting Teaching

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Libguide