PIMS Library Reopening


The PIMS Library has received approval to reopen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. A set of rules and safety protocols will apply.

Rules and Regulations for the Reopening of the PIMS Library

Library Phone: 416-926-7146
Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Librarian (cell phone: 437-333-2161)

The PIMS Library has received approval from the administration of St. Michael’s College to reopen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The opening hours of the PIMS Library are:

Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. [11 Mar 2022 update: The PIMS Library is now open on Fridays again.]

Since the safety of the staff and readers is our highest concern, a series of rules and safety protocols have been implemented in accordance to national, provincial, and U of T health guidelines. In general, readers with be allowed to study at the tables in the Reference Area, and the Paleography Room; the tables in the main stacks can also be used, if the other two areas are at capacity. All readers must wear face masks during their entire visit; they also need to sanitize their hands frequently (sanitizing liquid will be provided), especially before touching any of the lockers, the public computers, the photocopier, and the handles of the movable shelves for periodicals.

Rules to Enter the Kelly Building

There will be a security guard at the first floor of Kelly Library who will examine all incoming readers before allowing them to enter. This applies to PIMS readers as well.

Currently only readers with U of T cards, i.e., UTORID holders, are allowed to visit the PIMS library. They will need a Green Screen from Ucheck to enter. Please visit the website of the Kelly Library for more details (https://library.stmikes.utoronto.ca/services/covid-19-updates/ External Link ).

External readers (i.e., readers who only have PIMS cards and visitors from other institutions and provinces) are currently not able to visit the PIMS library. We hope that this restriction will be lifted soon.

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