University of Toronto Libraries

The University-wide library system is available to all students, faculty and staff. It consists of 44 libraries on all three campuses, with collections that are unparalleled in Canada in their richness and diversity. In addition to more than 12 million volumes in 341 languages, millions of electronic resources in various formats, almost 30,000 linear metres of archival material and capacity for 1.5 petabytes of data, our international network of resource sharing partnerships extends access on our students’ and faculty members’ behalf to materials held by thousands of other institutions.

A selection of Anthropology Faculty Publications can now be accessed via TSpace, the University of Toronto Library’s free and secure research repository established to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record.

Anthropology Library, AP 74

The Department maintains a small collection of classic books, early journals, and ethnographic and archaeological reports (e.g. Smithsonian, National Museum of Man). Some reports on native North American societies and archaeological remains in the collection are old and relatively rare.

Visits to the Library, located in the basement of the Anthropology Building in room AP 74, can be made by appointment. For assistance in visiting the library or checking out items, please contact the Assistant to the Chair.


The University of Toronto Library has electronic subscriptions to a number of journals of interest to anthropologists, sometimes just for abstracts, sometimes for full text versions. These are licensed for use by members of the University of Toronto community, and most can be accessed by any computer connected to the University of Toronto web “backbone.” Remote access is also available for U of T members with external internet addresses.

General Anthropology Journals

Social-Cultural Journals

Archaeological Journals

Physical-Biological Anthropology Journals

Video Resources

The U of T Library has a range of video resources for use in Anthropology courses and available through Media Commons.

The Department has a limited number of videos and video series especially useful in first and second year lectures and tutorials. They can be signed out by faculty or students by contacting Assistant to the Chair.

List of Available DVDs: Click on the available links for further information about a particular resource.