Overview of Inforum collections

Inforum collections are located in the 4th floor open stacks area, and may be borrowed by anyone with a valid University of Toronto TCard, or an Inforum borrowing card. For collections-related inquiries, contact Elisa Sze, Collections Coordinator.

view of the 4th floor Inforum stacksFaculty of Information faculty, staff and students may:

  • Find Inforum books, journals, and other items in the University of Toronto Library (UTL) catalogue
  • Browse our New Titles List  to discover newly-received Inforum books, journals, and other material
  • Download bibliographies from our current and past themed displays
  • Recommend new titles to add to the Inforum collections
  • Read about our collection history and current status in a recent report (Sze, 2013)
  • Request items from our Special Collections

Subject scope

We purchase and subscribe to works in electronic and print formats in these areas, according to our Collection Development Policy (2014 December).

  • Archives & records management   
  • Critical information studies
  • Cultural heritage preservation
  • Digital preservation
  • Information systems & design
  • Knowledge management
  • Library & information science
  • Museum studies
  • Publishing & book history
  • Privacy & surveillance
  • Research methods & design


Please be sure to contact Elisa Sze, Collections Librarian before bringing gift material to the Inforum.  While gifts-in-kind (that is, donations of books and journals) are often appreciated, only gifts with a fair market value of at least $500 will be forwarded to the University of Toronto's Department of University Advancement for a tax receipt to be issued.