Supporting Student Research

Reference & Research

Located in the centre of the library's RBC Financial Learning Commons, Reference & Research is the go-to source for anyone learning to navigate and use effectively the University of Toronto's vast collection of print and electronic resources. Services is provided:

  • in-person
  • by phone at (905) 828-5237
  • by email to
  • via the library's chat service (see widget on library web pages)

Graduate Student Best Research Poster Award

Each spring, the library sponsors a Graduate Student Research Award for the best research poster presented at the Graduate Student Research Conference. Graduate students wishing to print their research poster for the conference are able to print for free in the library as long as it meets the designated deadline and size criteria. One poster may be printed for free per participant. Please contact Andrew Nicholson ( for any further information.

Research Opportunities Program (ROP)

ROP is a superb method through which to engage students experientially in their learning. If you are interested in collaborating with a librarian for an ROP, please contact either your Liaison Librarian or Elaine Goettler (, Associate Librarian, Faculty Engagement and Liaison. Further information about the program is available on the ROP website.