Quick Subject Directory

July 13, 2012 |

We would like to offer you this convenient, brief subject guide.

Consult this online guide to plan your trip to the library. If you can’t find what you need, ask staff in person or contact us online or by phone.

Floor guide

Here is a quick overview of what you can find on each floor. For more detailed information, scroll down to the alphabetical subject directory (below).

Remember that, because we are a reference library, most of our books can't be borrowed. You can borrow some items from the Browsery, the ESL collection, the multilingual literature collection, DVDs and some of the music scores.

5th floor

Arts
Picture collection
Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre

Colour photocopier
Listening and viewing stations

4th floor

Languages & Literature
Listening Stations

3rd floor

Business, Science & Technology
IntelliSearch

Norman G. Hinton Learning Theatre
The Writer's Room
The Discussion Room
Study pods

2nd floor

Humanities & Social Sciences
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Toronto collection
Study pods

1st floor

Circulation & Registration; Browsery
Assistive technologies; Newcomer Services
Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium; Le@rning Centres
Information Commons; Bookends
Digital Innovation Hub; TD Gallery

Study rooms; TTY telephone; Coin-operated telephone

Basement Toronto Star Newspaper Room

 

Floors 1-5 have washrooms and drinking fountains. All floors have black & white photocopiers.

A regular calendar of events and programs for this branch is located to the right of the elevator on the first floor. We regularly exhibit items from our Special Collections in the TD Gallery, also on the first floor.

 

Subject directory

Here is a more detailed break-down of what you will find on each floor.

A

Accounting Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Advertising Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Anthropology Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Anatomy Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Antiques Arts Fifth floor
Archaeology Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Architecture Arts Fifth floor
Art Arts Fifth floor
Arthur Conan Doyle collection Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Fifth floor
Atlases Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Audio books Browsery First floor
Automobiles Business, Science & Technology Third floor

B

Baldwin Room collection Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Fifth floor
Biography, general Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Biography, subject-specific See individual departments All floors

C

Canadian Historical Picture collection Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Fifth floor
Careers Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Circulating fiction & non-fiction Browsery First floor
Citizenship Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
City directories Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
City planning Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Computer applications Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Cookbooks Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Costume Arts Fifth floor
Crafts Arts Fifth floor
Crime Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor

D

Dance Arts Fifth floor
Decorative arts Arts Fifth floor
Demography Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Disability studies Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Drama Arts Fifth floor
Dramatic criticism Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Drugs Business, Science & Technology Third floor
DVDs, feature Browsery First floor
DVDs, non-feature, circulating Arts Fifth floor

E

Ecology Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Economics Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Education Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Electronics Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Encyclopedias, general Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Encyclopedias, subject-specific See individual departments All floors
Engineering Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Environment Business, Science & Technology Third floor
ESL (English as a Second Language) Languages & Literature Fourth floor

F

Family history Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Fashion Arts Fifth floor
Film Arts Fifth floor
Finance Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Fitness Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Food Business, Science & Technology Third floor
French as a second language Languages & Literature Fourth floor

G

Games Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Gardening Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Genealogy Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Genetics Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Geography Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Geology Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Government information Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Graphic arts Arts Fifth floor

H

Health Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Heraldry Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
History Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
History, local Humanities & Social Sciences   Second floor
Home economics Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Horticulture Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Housing Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Human rights Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor

I

Immigration Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Industrial revolution Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Industries Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Interior decoration Arts Fifth floor
International relations Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Inventions Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Investment Business, Science & Technology Third floor

J

Journalism Languages & Literature Fourth floor

L

Landscape architecture Arts Fifth floor
Language, English Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Languages & language learning Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Law Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Library science Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Linguistics Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Literacy Languages& Literature Fourth floor
Literature, English, French Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Literature, other languages Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Local history Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor

M

Magazines (English & other languages) See individual departments All floors
Management Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Manuscripts Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Fifth floor
Maps Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Maps, rare (pre-1920) Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Fifth floor
Manufacturing Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Marketing Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Mathematics Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Medicine Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Military history Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Music (including scores) Arts Fifth floor
Mythology Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor

N

Native languages Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Native studies Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Newspapers (English & other languages ) Toronto Star Newspaper Room Basement
Nursing Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Nutrition Business, Science & Technology Third floor

O

Occupations Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Oceanography Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Opera Arts Fifth floor

P

Parenting Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Patents Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Periodicals (English & other languages) See individual departments All floors
Pets Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Photography Arts Fifth floor
Picture collection, circulating Arts Fifth floor
Picture collection, Canadian Historical Picture collection Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Fifth floor
Poetry Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Pollution Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Political science Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Public relations Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Publishing Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor

Q

Quality control Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Quotations Languages & Literature Fourth floor

R

Race relations Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Rare books & fine printing Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Fifth floor
Religion Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Resumés Business, Science & Technology Third floor

S

Schematics Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Sciences Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Shakespeare, plays Arts Fifth floor
Shakespeare, poetry Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Shakespeare, criticism Languages & Literature Fourth floor
Sherlock Holmes Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Fifth floor
Shop manuals Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Sports Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Sociology Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Statistics Canada Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor

T

Technologies Business, Science & Technology Third floor
Telephone books Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Television programming Arts Fifth floor
Theatre Arts Fifth floor
Toronto Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Transportation Business & Social Sciences Third floor
Travel guides Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Travel maps Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor

U

Urban studies Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor

V

Videos Arts Fifth floor

W

Women's studies Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor
Writing Languages & Literature Fourth floor

Y

Youth studies Humanities & Social Sciences Second floor