About UTML Collections

The UTM community is well served by the strong collections available throughout the University of Toronto Library System. The UofT collection, often ranked in the top 3 in North America, covers a wide range of subjects and comes in many different formats, including electronic and print materials.

The UTM Library’s collection development strategy is guided by curriculum, teaching, and research needs of the UTM community. Subject Liaison Librarians select resources in the format that is most appropriate, with electronic access to resources preferred. Selection is based on specific criteria, including suitability for curriculum, teaching and research, quality, accessibility, cost, availability at other UofT libraries, and format.   

Working with colleagues throughout the UofT Library System, UTM Library is increasingly shifting towards purchasing new resources in electronic format, whenever possible.  This move to an electronic format has been happening to the journal collection for many years but this transition is now starting to occur in certain book collections as well.

Access to other Collections

UTM Library provides access to other external collections through resource sharing, collective purchasing and other activities.

The UTM Library supports the curriculum with a strong short term loan/reserves collection. 


UTM Library welcomes donations/gifts that fall within the scope of its collection strategy.  If you wish to donate a collection of library materials, please contact the Subject Liaison Librarian for your area.  The decision to accept the collection is based upon the needs of the current collection, and whether the donation would support the curriculum, teaching and research on this campus.

UTM Library Gift Policy