Renovation & Service Update - December 24, 2013
Please note that the Digital Design Studio is closed effective Friday, December 13, 2013. Please visit the Digital Design Studio blog for more details.
This is a landmark day for the Literature Collection at the Toronto Reference Library. For the first time in years, it is finally in the "right" place. The Literature Collection is vast with close to 2000 shelves in the public area alone. It had been on the 3rd floor in the Business, Science & Technology Department for the longest time because it could not fit on the 2nd floor in the former Main Reference Department. Staff had to take the public up one floor to help them find books in the collection among the business books.
When the new Languages & Literature Department was formed on the 4th floor last year, the Literature Collection remained on the 3rd floor. Staff had to take the public down one floor to the 3rd floor. The collection is now finally "home" - along the length of the Yonge Street windows on the 4th floor. Pay a visit to explore the breadth and depth of this exceptional collection. You will see it the moment you step off the elevator.
There will continue to be some service disruptions due to the construction:
For the week of December 23:
The Literature Collection has been moved from the 3rd to the 4th floor. DVD/Video collection has been moved from the 4th to the 5th floor.
4th floor: the information desk has been moved to a temporary location near the top of the stairs. There are a limited number of computers due to construction. Listening stations have been relocated along the atrium wall.
3rd floor: the information desk has been moved to a temporary location near the study pods. There are a limited number of computers on this floor; more computers are available on the main floor and the 2nd and 5th floors. Washrooms are closed due to construction. Public telephones are temporarily not available .
5th floor: the information desk has been temporarily relocated near the stairs. Public washrooms on this floor are closed but are available on the 2nd and 4th floors.
The Arthur Conan Doyle Room on the 5th floor is temporarily closed. However, the collection is still accessible in the Baldwin Room in Special Collections on the 4th floor.