About Us


Established in 1930 to serve the Jesuit Seminary, the library currently holds approximately 60,000 volumes and carries about 140 current journal subscriptions. The collection includes a wide variety of theological materials with emphases on Christian spirituality (with a specialization in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius); Christian ethics; Roman Catholic systematic and historical theology; classic Christian texts in their original languages and in translation. Our holdings can be searched through the University of Toronto Libraries Catalogue.


Computer workstations and wireless internet access are available to all those whole hold a valid T-card. Library staff are available to answer your questions and provide research and reference assistance, just ask a librarian. Our ASk or Academic Skills Program provides workshops and consultations.

Regis Library Information


•  The Regis College Library follows the general schedule of the Regis College building – Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The library is closed during weekends, reading week, and all statutory holidays.

•  There are 20 study spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Group study rooms are not available at this time.

•  Ten study carrels for doctoral students are also available – if you are a PhD or DMin student, please contact library staff via e-mail to inquire about making a reservation.

•  Two computers are available for student use.

October 2021 Update


•  All University of Toronto faculty, staff, and students may access the library for library purposes


•  Card holders, and Regis course auditors are required to:

•  present their library card, and auditors some form of ID

•  follow all check-in procedures and show proof of vaccination


Such persons will be granted library access for library purposes only and will not be permitted to enter other areas in the college

Loans – more books, longer loans, more renewals!


The number of loans for graduate students is now 200. The loan period is 90 days with 3 renewals. The renewals will be applied automatically, unless there is a block due to a hold placed on the item, or your account being blocked due to outstanding fines (etc.).


Requests: New services available…


In-Library Pick-up:

The libraries are open and you are welcome to come in and browse. But if you prefer not to do that, you can request that the items be retrieved for you and held at the circulation desk. Place your requests through the catalogue. Make sure you have signed into your account using your UTorId, and then choose the “library request” option. You will receive an e-mail when the items are ready.


Scan and Send:

For items that do not circulate, and that are not available electronically, mostly journals, you can request a scan. The request must be within copyright guidelines, for example, an article in an issue, not an entire issue. Request through the catalogue, make sure you have logged into your account and use the Scan and Deliver option, The scan will be delivered to your library account. You will need to be logged in to retrieve it.



Lockers are available for all students. There is an annual rental fee of $15 and a $15 deposit for the FOB needed to access the room. To rent a locker please come to the library circulation desk. Bring your own lock.


Doctoral Carrels:

A limited number of study carrels are available for students in doctoral programs. The carrels feature, locked storage, lighted work area and access to electricity and wifi. The carrels are free of charge, but at $15 deposit is require for the fob that gives access to the room. To reserve a carrel please come to the library circulation desk.


Regis Library Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm


October 2021 Update


•  All University of Toronto faculty, staff, and students may access the library for library purposes

•  Card holders, and Regis course auditors are required to:

•  present their library card, and auditors some form of ID

•  follow all check-in procedures and show proof of vaccination


Such persons will be granted library access for library purposes only and will not be permitted to enter other areas in the college.


Curbside Delivery has ended.


NOTE: In order to manage the volume of returns some patrons will have their due dates extended. If this happens you will receive an email notification.


Regular loans and loan periods have resumed:

• Loan periods and renewals have been harmonized throughout the University

• Faculty and graduate student loans will be 90 days with 3 automatic renewals (if your account is in good standing and there are no holds on the item)

• A/V items will be 14 days

• Short-term loan will be 3 hours


For more information visit



416-922-5474 x234


Library Collection

The Regis College Library collection contains approximately 85,000 items with strength in Christian spirituality, especially the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, historical theology, Roman Catholic systematic theology, Christian ethics and Jesuitica. The Library subscribes to about 150 periodicals. For more information please refer to our Collection Development Policy.  Our most recent acquisitions are listed weekly in New & Notable.


The Regis collection is in the shared online catalogue of the University of Toronto. The print and electronic collections of the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) are available to students, staff and faculty with a current T-card.


Many of the libraries in the University of Toronto Libraries system have significant theology collections, particularly the five other libraries of member colleges of the Toronto School of Theology (TST), the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies (PIMS) Library, the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS), and the main humanities and social science library (Robarts). All of these resources may be searched through the catalogue.


The Lonergan Research Institute, located in Regis College, includes an archive and library for materials related to Bernard Lonergan. The materials in this collections are available for on-site consultation only.


The Archives of the Jesuits in Canada are located in Montreal. For more information see their website.


Interlibrary Loan


Most people with borrowing privileges at the University of Toronto Libraries can use the interlibrary loan services to request material that is not available in the Catalogue. There is also a limited document delivery service to get material from one U of T campus to another U of T campus. For information and instructions read the descriptions  and follow the links.

Loans & Library Cards
Ensure that you have a T-Card to borrow library materials. Visit for more information.

Loans for T-Card Holders

Undergraduate2 week loan
50 items
1 renewal*
Graduate4 week loan subject to recall **
50 items
1 renewal*
Faculty6 week loan**
50 items
1 renewal*
Audio Visual1 week
Short Term Loan
Course Reserve
2 hrs (or 1 week, if specified by instructor)

Loans for Regis Card Holders

(Alumni, Auditors, General Public)

Books2 weeks
Audio Visual1 week
Short Term Loan
Course Reserve
2 hrs (or 1 week, if specified by instructor)

Fines & Fees

Regular Overdue$0.50/day
STL Overdue$0.50/hour
Lost ItemReplacement Cost + $25.00 Processing Fee
Damaged ItemAs Assessed
Regis Library Card$25.00 /year
Complimentary 1 semester for Windows on Theology Registrants.

*Renewals – additional renewals may be available in person depending on demand for the item(s).

** Recalls – Borrowed items can be recalled after two weeks if urgently needed. Fines for recalled items are $2.00/day

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

A librarian is usually available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. We provide immediate assistance for questions large and small, but for extended research questions or for instruction in using library resources an appointment is recommended. You can reach us by phone, e-mail or in person. For those working at a distance, phone and Skype consultations are available. To reach library staff email us:


Teresa Helik (2007) B.A.; M.L.S.; M.Div.

Chief Librarian
Tel. 416-922-5474 x235


Mary Reynolds, B.A., M.L.S.

Reference & Cataloguing Librarian
Tel. 416-922-5474 x233


The library offers a program of instruction in academic skills which includes the use of library tools and databases. This program includes workshops and one on one training and support. For more details and the schedule of upcoming events check the ASk Program.

Academic Skills (ASk) Program

Academic Skills (ASk) Program

The ASk, or Academic Skills, program provides support for your research and writing as well as instruction in using the library databases and resources.

Orientations & Tours


Regis College Student Orientation includes a library orientation as well as academic reading and writing presentations. This tour introduces students to all the TST libraries. Tours and Orientations for specific groups, individuals or on specific topics are available on request.

Librarian Consultations


Individual consultations with a librarian are available on a wide range of topics from research help and strategies to any of our workshop topics. For brief questions feel free to drop in. For longer topics please make an appointment by e-mail.



Workshops are offered each semester. They are 45 minutes long and are held on Tuesdays from 11:15am – 12:00pm in the library computer lab. Register by e-mail, by phone at 416 922 5474 x234 or in person at the library circulation desk.

Workshop Descriptions

Introduction to the Catalogue by Mary Reynolds

Time: TBD


Using “love” as your example, you will learn to find books and e-resources anywhere in the University of Toronto library system. Search authors, subjects, etc, manage your results so there are not too many or too few, find citation information, save and export your results. Workshop includes time for hands-on practice and a handout for future reference.

Searching in ATLA by Teresa Helik

Time: TBD


Learn how to find, articles, essays, and book reviews, how to connect to full-text journal articles, grow your bibliographies, expand or narrow your search topic, and how to find your citation formats, and save and export your results. Workshop includes time for hands-on practice and a handout for future reference.

E-Resources What? How? Where? by Teresa Helik

Time: TBD


E-resources are everywhere. E-books, E-journals, and websites can be excellent and convenient resources for your papers and assignments. Learn how to find and use academic e-resources, and how to cite them in your notes and bibliographies. Workshop includes time for hands-on practice and a handout for future reference.

Cite it Right – Citations in Turabian Style by Teresa Helik



When and why do you need to cite your sources of information? Learn this as well as how to format footnotes, and bibliographies for all kinds of print and e-resources in Turabian style as required in most Regis College courses. Handout included.

RefWorks – Citation Manager by Mary Reynolds

Time: TBD


Discover how using citation management software can help you save time, increase accuracy, and reduce stress when you are researching and writing long assignments – e.g. term papers and theses. This basic orientation to RefWorks citation management software will show you how to organize and store references discovered during the research process as well as how to create formatted bibliographies.

Time Management Seminar by Gilles Mongeau

Time: TBD


Where has the time gone? If you are overwhelmed by deadlines and competing priorities or struggling to make your schedule work and to reflect your values and priorities, this two-part seminar will provide solutions. You will learn how to discern what your use of time reveals about your values and priorities, and you will learn to work SMART not hard.

Writing Help

Writing Help

Academic Writing – General



Advice from The University of Toronto Writing Centre



Oxford Uni Essay Writing Workshop!!
Learn about how essays saved the world, and how you can write better essays!
Dr. Matthew Williams, Jesus College, Oxford.


Copyright & Plagiarism



Style & Citation Guides



Specific Types of Writing


Annotated Bibliography/Literature Review



Book Reviews



Exegetical paper



Reflection paper



Research paper



Thesis proposal


Alumni & Visitors

Services For Alumni

Anyone may use the resources of Regis College Library on site. Other special services can be found by clicking on the links below.

Services through Regis College Library


Loans & Library Cards


Services through the University of Toronto


UofT Library Services for Alumni

Digital Library for Alumni

Facilities & Accessibility

Study Spaces

The library is a bright and pleasant place to study, with a variety of study spaces, ranging from armchairs and study carrels to traditional wooden tables and chairs. There are 2 group study rooms which can be booked for groups of 2-6 by contacting the circulation desk.


The library is accessible by the elevator from the main entrance of the college. There is an accessible washroom in the library. One computer workstation has an adjustable height desk and the circulation desk has upper and lower counter heights.

Doctoral Carrels

The Doctoral Study Room provides 19 carrels that are reserved for those Regis College doctoral students who will make regular use of them. The carrels include lockable storage space, electrical outlets, Wi-Fi access, desk lights, and adjustable upholstered desk chairs. A refundable fee of $15 covers the cost of an electronic fob that allows access to the carrel area. To be assigned a carrel, please contact the library circulation desk.


Lockers are available at the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms for an annual rental of $15. An additional $15 is required as a refundable deposit for an access fob for the locker room. No food may be stored in the lockers. To rent a locker, or for more information, contact the library circulation desk. Renters must supply their own locks.



Washrooms are at the rear of the library. One is wheelchair accessible.


Technology Services

Scanning, Printing, & Photocopying

Scanning to your own USB data storage device is available free of charge.


Black and white copying is available at a cost of $.15 per single-sided page, and $.25 per double-sided page.


Printing is available from all library workstations. Printing can be picked up at the circulation desk at a cost of $.15 per single-sided page, and $.25 per double-sided page. You can also print directly from your USB storage device on the photocopier. Wireless printing is not currently available.

Computers & Wireless

There are 10 computer workstations with adjustable desk chairs. You must bring your own USB storage media. Wireless internet connectivity is available throughout the library. Many study spaces have access to electrical outlets. There are also 2 quick use stand-up computer workstations with internet access.


Wi-Fi and all workstations require a UTorID to log in. For help connecting, contact the Information Commons Helpdesk at 416-978-HELP.


Computer users should ensure that their use of the computers complies with the University of Toronto’s Appropriate Use of Information and Communications Technology policy.

Bookstores in the Neighbourhood

Abelard Books (Used)124 Westminster Ave.416-504-2665
Anglican Book Centre80 Hayden St.416-924-1332
Atticus Books (Used)84 Harbord St.416-922-6045
BMV Books471 Bloor Street W416-967-5757
Bob Miller Book Room180 Bloor St. W. Lower Concourse416-922-3557
B. Broughton Co. Ltd.322 Consumers Rd., North York416-690-4777
C.I. Religious Supplies3458 Kingston Rd Scarborough416-267-7126
Crux Books Inc.5 Hoskin Ave.416-599-2749
EastWest Books (Used)56 Bernard Avenue416-923-1725
Eliot’s Bookshop
584 Yonge St.416-925-0268
Indigo (Eaton Centre)220 Yonge St.416-591-3622
Indigo (Bay & Bloor)55 Bloor St. W.416-925-3536
Liturgical Apostolate Centre5 Pine St. Unit #1416-247-5221
Joseph’s Inspirational Services Inc.2721 Markham Rd, Unit 39, Scarborough416-291-1772
Novalis10 Lower Spadina Avenue, Suite 400416-363-3303
Pauline Books and Media
(Daughters of St. Paul)
3022 Dufferin St.416-781-9131
Toronto Women’s Bookstore73 Harbord St.416-922-8744
U of T Bookstore214 College St.416-640-7900
Victoria University Bookstore91 Charles St. W.416-585-4574
World’s Biggest Bookstore20 Edward St. (at Yonge)416-977-7009