About the Library

The Library is open approximately 72 hours per week during the fall/winter semesters and provides a variety of study areas, including an Information Commons maintained by IT Services.

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Learning Zone

The Learning Zone is OCAD U’s newest library space; an alternative work area where you can collaborate with other students and faculty or seek advice from library staff.

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Visual Resources

Visual Resources & Special Collections at OCAD U is comprised of analog and digital image, video, media and archival materials.

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How do I...

Information on how to find help online, by telephone, by email.

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New and featured databases

Criterion on Demand is a streaming video platform that provides access to a growing library of more than 1500 feature films; including classics, foreign films, new releases and documentaries.

Films on Demand provides access to more than 15,000 educational videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, BBC, PBS, Nova and others.

Literature Criticism Online (LCO) & Artemis are now available. LCO includes biographies, reviews, and critical essays on authors and their works. Both LCO and Literature Resource Center can be searched using the Artemis platform.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides in-depth information on current social issues such as viewpoint articles (e.g. pro/con essays), topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and more.