Little Library: Sharing Knowledge, Empowering Students

Welcome to the Little Library

 

At the Little Library, we’re committed to fostering a culture of collaboration, academic excellence, and accessibility within the University of Toronto community. Our mission is simple: to provide a platform where students can share and exchange textbooks, promoting inclusivity and reducing the financial burden of course materials. Explore below to learn more about the Little Library and how you can get involved.

Why the Little Library?

 

The high cost of textbooks and course materials can be a significant obstacle for students striving for academic success. Our goal is to alleviate this burden by creating a platform where you can donate and borrow textbooks, fostering a supportive and engaged student community.

 

Mission and Vision

 

We envision a university where all students have equal access to educational resources. Our mission is to empower students by facilitating a mutual aid textbook exchange, promoting academic success, and building a stronger sense of community.

How it Works

Donate:
Have a textbook you no longer need? Donate it to the Little Library and help fellow students access the resources they need to succeed.

Borrow:
Need a textbook for your next course? Browse our collection and borrow the materials you require, all at no cost.

Exchange:
Our Little Library operates on a barter system. When you donate a textbook, you gain access to choose another book from our collection.

Making an Impact

 

By participating in the Little Library, you’re not only saving money on textbooks – you’re contributing to a sustainable and inclusive learning environment for all students.

 

What’s Available

 

Explore a wide range of textbooks spanning various disciplines, ensuring that you can find the resources you need for your academic journey through this catalogue sheet.

Please fill out this google form to update our database and keep track of the textbooks being donated to the Little Library.

 

Get Involved

Partner with Us: Explore opportunities for collaborative partnerships and sponsorships with the Little Library to advance equitable access to education. Together, we can empower students and build a stronger, more inclusive academic community. Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved.

Spread the Word: Share the Little Library with your peers and help us create a thriving community of mutual aid and academic excellence.

Let’s Connect

Location

Student Commons Building: Office # TBD

Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact

littlelibrary@utsu.ca

Follow us on social media and stay updated on our journey to make education more accessible for all students. Together, let’s build a stronger, more inclusive academic community.

Note: The Little Library operates on a needs-basis, with initial operations on Mondays and Wednesdays. Stay tuned for updates on expanded hours and additional days of operation.*

The Little Library is a project by the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU). For inquiries, please contact by email hello@utsu.ca or by phone: 416-978-4911

Donation Guidelines for Textbooks and Materials

 

At the Little Library, we value the contributions of our community. To ensure the quality and relevance of our collection, we kindly request that donated items adhere to the following guidelines:

 

Textbooks: Donated textbooks should be current and directly related to courses offered at the University of Toronto. Fictional books and novels are not suitable unless they are required reading for specific courses.

Other Educational Materials: We welcome donations of relevant educational materials such as study guides, reference books, and flashcards. Please refrain from donating outdated or irrelevant materials.

Condition: Donated items should be in good condition, with minimal markings, highlighting, or damage. This helps us maintain a high-quality collection for all students.

 

We appreciate your support in helping us create a valuable and accessible resource for the University of Toronto community. Your contributions make a significant impact on the success and well-being of fellow students.

 

*Please note that the UTSU reserves the right to assess and determine the suitability of all donated items based on our guidelines.*

Code of Conduct

 

The Little Library is dedicated to providing an inclusive and respectful space for all students. To ensure a positive experience for everyone, we ask that you adhere to the following code of conduct:

 

Respect: Treat fellow students, volunteers, and library materials with respect and courtesy.

Cleanliness: Keep the library space tidy and free from clutter. Please return borrowed items in the same condition you received them.

Quiet Space: The Little Library is a place for studying and focused reading. Please maintain a quiet environment to support learning.maintain a high-quality collection for all students.

No Damage: Handle all library materials and equipment with care. Any damage or defacement may result in disciplinary action.

Compliance: Follow the instructions and guidelines provided by library volunteers and staff.

 

Failure to comply with the code of conduct may result in restricted access to the Little Library. Let’s work together to create a welcoming and productive space for all students.

Stay Connected

Stay up to date with the latest news, events, and updates from the Little Library by following us on social media:

For inquiries, suggestions, or feedback, please email us at littlelibrary@utsu.ca. Your input is valuable as we strive to enhance the Little Library experience for all members of the University of Toronto community.

The Little Library is a project by the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU). For general inquiries, please contact hello@utsu.ca