Tri-University Library Services

All students in the Tri-University Program are eligible to access print and electronic resources (e.g. journals, books, e-journals, and e-books) owned by any of the Tri-University Group of Libraries (TUG). For subject guides specific to your university library, please go to the:

Print Resources

Your student card automatically entitles you access to all of the Tri-U (TUG) Libraries (including branches and satellites) and borrow items directly. You can also request items through the catalogue from any of the TUG libraries to be sent to your home library for pickup. See the TUG Library lending policy for more details

Electronic Resources

Accessing the electronic resources from the other TUG Libraries requires you to be registered for access at all three libraries, and most students in the Tri-University graduate program in history are automatically pre-registered at all three TUG libraries.  If you do experience problems accessing resources across the TUG library system, please  click on one of these links if you are a:

Interlibrary Loan

Each TUG Library offers its students Interlibrary loan services beyond the 3 institutions. That is, if you can identify a print or microform item that exists somewhere in the world, your home library will try and get it for you, at no additional cost to you. For more information on this, click on one of these links if you are a:

Additionally, as a graduate student in a Canadian University, you are entitled to freely visit, borrow, and return items at any Canadian academic library (fees applicable for the University of Toronto). See this page for more information

Research Assistance

Each TUG Library has a librarian that supports the history programs at each of the institutions. These librarians are happy to support you in your research endeavours, including assistance with search strategies, identifying appropriate resources, citation management, and more. Please contact your home library librarian: