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photo of inforum workstations on the 4th floor, taken by Brenna Pladsen, student assistantAbout IT services & facilities at the Faculty of Information

The Faculty of Information has transitioned to a centralized delivery model of IT and web services. Network services are provided to the Faculty of Information community from the Central ITS department of the university.

UTORid accounts  |  File storage  |  Hosted web space  |  Find a computer  |  Internet connectivity  |  Ergonomic computing  |  IT-related policies  |  Getting help

UTORid accounts

UTORid is the university-wide network account that allows you to access U of T services such as Acorn; campus wireless service; the official student email account (UTMail+); MS Office web applications; Quercus, the University's new learning management system, that replaced Blackboard; licensed electronic resources provided by the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL); and others. To manage your UTORid account go to

File storage

Saving files

All Faculty of Information workstations and laptops use a hard drive protection program called Deep Freeze, which restores the workstation/laptop to its original state upon reboot.  DO NOT SAVE YOUR FILES TO INFORUM WORKSTATIONS OR LAPTOPS!! Save your files to a USB flash drive.

Storage options

  • A USB flash drive  |  The Inforum has 2GB USB flash drives for 2 day loan, if you forget yours
  • Cloud storage for Windows users (MS OneDrive for Business) through Student Advantage and Office 365 ProPlus

Hosted web space

The UTORweb service provides a web server and storage space (50 MB) for personal web pages, pictures, word-processing documents, etc. 

Find a computer

Faculty of Information desktop computers

  • Inforum 4th floor - PCs [7] and iMacs [5]
  • E-classroom 225/224 is CLOSED for upgrading from April 12 - September 1, 2019

Faculty of Information laptops  

  • The Inforum maintains an extensive technology loan collection for the use of Faculty of Information students
  • Loan periods ranging from a day to a week
  • The collection includes Dell laptops, MacBook Pros, tablets, accessories, and more.

Computers elsewhere on the St George campus

  • Robarts Library in the Information Commons Computing Access Facility (CAF)
  • Other libraries at U of T
  • Click on the map icon to the right of each item on the lists above, then click through until you can mouse over each computer icon to see a listing of its software

Internet connectivity


All workstations in the Bissell Building are hardwired for Internet access.

Wireless access

  • For personal laptops or Inforum laptops, access to the Internet is via 2 campus wireless networks:
    • UofT for current members of the U of T community, with UTORid login
    • Eduroam for students, researchers, and educators from other universities  
  • Alumni:  There is no wireless access available for alumni
  • List of wireless access points on the St George Campus

Ergonomic computing

One of the most common physical threats to people working in the information professions is computer-related repetitive strain injury. How does your workstation set-up compare to this diagram of ergonomically sound set-up?  

Laptops are notoriously un-ergonomic.  We have compiled a Ergonomic Computing Bibliography of online and print sources to help you avoid this chronic and debilitating condition.

IT-related policies

University of Toronto's Appropriate Use of Information & Communication Technology policy

Getting help

For issues with connectivity or university resources such as Quercus, UTMail+ and to get help with your personal computing devices, the Information Commons located in the Robarts Library Building can help. The Information Commons has an extensive FAQ collection, so look there too.