Information and Reference Desk

Information desk with bookcase and reference books in the background

The Information and Reference Desk at the main entrance to The BRIDGE Library is your access point for reference services. At the desk, staff and student assistants can help you with a variety of situations.

If you are getting started with research, searching the catalogue or in need of referrals to a liaison librarian or subject expert, this service will be available Monday to Friday 10 AM – 7 PM on a first come, first serve basis.

You can reach the desk at 416-287-7512 or make an appointment by contacting

Ask a Librarian chat

ask chat button

Use the Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Hours of Service
Monday to Thursday: 10am to 10pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Get research help from anywhere! Click on the "Ask! Chat with a librarian" icon to start a chat session.  We can help you:

  • Find sources about a topic
  • Locate a specific book or article
  • Use library tools effectively


Ask (Chat with a Librarian) collects only the minimum amount of information from visitors necessary to provide effective service.
At the end of your chat, you can print or email a transcript of your session.

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