The Eberhard Zeidler Library is closed until further notice in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Please see the Library message at
Update: Friday June 11, 2021
Curbside Pickup Service, Scan & Deliver Service, and Intercampus Delivery Service resumed this morning.
First possible pickup day will be Tuesday June 15th.
Please navigate to the catalogue at Onesearch for all pertinent information.
Book Drop - the Book Drop outside of the library has been locked. Please hold on to your items until we re-open or return them to Robarts.
Recalls/Holds - no Recalls will be processed. Anything currently on our hold shelf will stay there until further notice.
The Eberhard Zeidler Library includes dedicated space for collections, study spaces, a group study room, and a section for the faculty's Special Collection. Featuring over 37,000 volumes, with a focus on contemporary architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design, the Library is an indispensable resource for students, faculty, and members of Toronto's design community.
The Zeidler Family Reading Room is a place of quiet reflection in counterpoint to the energy and pace of the Design Studios, the Fabrication Lab, and various teaching and presentation spaces within One Spadina.
The mission of the Eberhard Zeidler Library is to:
- establish and maintain a research level collection (of both print and electronic resources) ,
- offer a full range of information services in support of the Daniels Faculty's rigorous programs of study for the emerging architect, landscape architect, and urban designer,
- meet the research needs of students and faculty at the Daniels Faculty, and
- function as an information resource and a place of study.
The Eberhard Zeidler Library also serves as resource for the greater University of Toronto community, including students from neighbouring post-secondary institutions, outside researchers, and professionals in the field and the general public.
Need assistance locating information or searching relevant databases? Reference service is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
The University of Toronto Catalogue is accessible at the following link: onesearch.library.utoronto.ca
Relevant related collections are available at the John P. Robarts Research Library, Data, Map and Governmental Information Services, the Noranda Earth Sciences Library, the Engineering and Computer Science Library, and the Gerstein Science Information Centre. University of Toronto Libraries’ electronic resources complement current and retrospective collections.
Loans are restricted to those with U of T library cards. Books circulate one week for undergraduates and external readers, and two weeks for graduate students, faculty, and staff. Reserve materials are circulated to Daniels faculty and students only. Periodicals do not circulate. The general public may consult material in library.
Types of Restricted Material include:
- Reference and reserve items
- Protected Books
Photocopying is available for Daniels faculty and students with FOBs.
A group study room can be booked for up to 2 hours per day by current John H. Daniels Faculty students, staff and faculty