Help Build our Collections

All print, AV and electronic materials at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library are collected to support the creative research needs of all members of the OCAD U community: students, staff and faculty.

To suggest a book for our collection:

  1. Print out our Book Request Form
  2. Submit completed form at the Library reference desk

For more information on book and journal acquisitions contact:

Chris Landry (Design), 416-977-6000, Ext. 224
Daniel Payne (Liberal Studies), 416-977-6000, Ext. 217
Victoria Sigurdson (Art), 416-977-6000, Ext. 344

For more information on visual resources acquisitions contact:

Victoria Sigurdson (Images/Videos ), 416-977-6000, Ext. 344
Purchasing guidelines are available on the Image & Video services page.

Gifts and donations

* Please note: unfortunately the Library is unable to accept donations of books for the remainder of 2018. We are grateful to the community of donors but have absolutely no more space to store books. This does not include donations to the Archive. Information on donating to the Archive can be found here. 
We hope to resume accepting book donations in February 2019, and will update our website at that time. 

Gifts and Donations Policy

Collection Guidelines

  1. Generally, the Library's collections are intended to reflect curriculum concerns.

  2. Specifically, the policy objectives underlying the development of the collections are, in order of priority:
    1. to support specific course requirements;
    2. to support general study and practical research in contemporary art and design; and
    3. to facilitate a basic understanding in areas of knowledge relating to art and design.
  3. It will be the responsibility of the Library Administration to implement these objectives with due regard to the:
    1. quality of the collections as a whole and the relative merits of specific material under consideration;
    2. university's obligations and commitments to provide equal access to students, faculty and staff with disabilities; and
    3. need to balance the priorities of the policy objectives against limitations imposed by financial, physical and other organizational factors.