Hours and locations

The OCAD U Library is comprised of three different locations.

Dorothy H. Hoover Library

The OCAD U Library empowers the imagination and leads the university community in the creation, discovery and sharing of knowledge. Use the library as your first stop in research. We provide a variety of study areas, self-serve group study rooms, scanners and desktop computers networked with a full suite of software. Registered students, faculty and staff have access to over 100,000 art and design books, and extensive digital resources including almost 200,000 e-books and 42,000 full text e-journals as well as materials, multimedia and image databases.

Read more information about the Dorothy H. Hoover Library

Location

  • 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1, also accessible from 113 McCaul Street
  • 2nd floor above the Village by the Grange Foodcourt (elevator and stair access)
  • Bike parking is available on McCaul Street and St. Patrick Street.

Summer hours

April 22 to September 6, 2016

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • CLOSED: Saturday and Sunday

Exceptions CLOSED

  • Monday, September 5 (Labour Day)

Fall hours

September 7 to December 19, 2016

  • Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Exceptions CLOSED

  • Monday, October 10 (Thanksgiving)

December 20 to December 23

  • Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Holiday Closure

  • Saturday December 24, 2016 to Tuesday January 3, 2017 (inclusive)

Winter hours

January 4 to 8, 2017

  • Wednesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • CLOSED: Saturday and Sunday

January 9 to April 22, 2017

  • Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Exceptions CLOSED

  • Monday, February 20 (Family Day)
  • Friday, April 14 (Good Friday)

The Learning Zone

This is a studio-based library space; an alternative work area where you can collaborate with other students and faculty, or seek advice from library staff.

Location:

  • 122 St. Patrick St., Level 1, also accessible from 113 McCaul St.
  • 1st floor of Village by the Grange Foodcourt, under the Library
  • Bike parking is available on McCaul Street and St. Patrick Street.
  • With the exception of public events and exhibitions, you must have a valid OCAD University ID card to enter the Learning Zone.

Read more information about the Learning Zone

Fall hours

October 7 to December 16, 2016

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m

Exceptions CLOSED

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 (Thanksgiving)

 

Winter hours

January 9 to April 21, 2016

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m

 

Exceptions CLOSED

  • Monday, February 20 (Family Day)
  • Friday, April 14 (Good Friday)

 

Visual Resources & Special Collections

This library location provides access to collections of slides (from OCA and the AGO), analogue media, digital images, and the University Archives. Materials are made available by appointment, please contact us.

Read more information about Visual Resources & Special Collections

Location

  • 230 Richmond St. W. (RHB)
  • 8th floor (elevator access only)
  • Bike parking is available on Richmond Street West

Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Please contact us to make a viewing or research appointment.

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