CONTACT US: Although the FIMS Grad Library physical space is closed, we are still available and here to help!

If you require assistance with any library resources, please email We will monitor this email Monday to Friday, 9-4:30.

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SUMMER GRADUATE COURSE INSTRUCTORS: If you require electronic resources for your online courses, please contact with requests as soon as possible.

News & Events Supplemental Learning offers more than 5,000 on-demand courses to help you build professional skills across a vast range of job functions. All current students, staff and faculty members have free, unlimited access to high-quality, skills-focused online learning, from now until Sept. 21, 2020.

We have compiled a list of courses that may be of particular interest to students in the MLIS program. The workbook has two spreadsheets: one is program specific, the other is general and will be of interest to students in many professional graduate programs.

The FIMS terrace is now closed for the season.

The terrace, accessed through the FIMS Graduate Library, is open for our FIMS graduate community to use during warmer weather. The Terrace has seating and tables so you can work outdoors. It’s also a great place to eat your lunch!

two girls sitting at a table on an outdoor terrace

Indigenous Collection

The latest addition to our Indigenous Collection is Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.

Our Indigenous Collection showcases poetry, sci-fi, graphic novels, non-fiction and more from Indigenous writers. See them on display in the library, or view the collection online, here. All books are available to be checked-out overnight. Further resources on diversity and decolonization can be found here.

Privacy in the Library

shelves of books with 'Privacy in the Library' and a lock icon overlaid on top

Privacy in the Library is part of our privacy initiative, in alliance with the Library Freedom Project and Tor Project. Our community strongly values privacy and intellectual freedom, which are threatened by surveillance, corporate data mining, censorship regimes, etc. Our goal is to empower members of our community, and in turn, members of their own communities, to protect their right to privacy and free expressions by advocating, implementing, and teaching information privacy tools and techniques.

The Privacy in the Library website is a hub of information regarding our work within the initiative, as well as a collection of resources to help guide people in protecting their information privacy.