Technology and Remote Access

Please note: Technology services and resources in the Chemistry Library are currently under review. Please feel free to submit any comments or suggestions you may have about library technology to Madeline Gerbig at

Technology Loans:

Current University of Toronto students, staff and faculty can borrow technology loans at the Library Service Desk using their TCard. Loans are available on a first-come, first served basis and cannot be booked in advance.

Technology items for loan at the Chemistry Library:

  • 1 Apple laptop charger for Macs (USB-C)
  • 1 Universal PC laptop charger (compatible with Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba)
  • 2 three-in-one phone chargers (USB wall charger with USB-C / Lightning / Micro-USB cable)
  • 2 Android phone chargers (USB wall charger with micro-USB cable)
  • 2 iPhone chargers (USB wall charger with lightning cable)
  • 2 sets of headphones (over-the-ear with auxiliary cable)
  • 2 stylus pens for use with digital whiteboards - in-library use only
  • 2 extension cords with 6 outlets - in-library use only
  • 2 HDMI cords - in-library use only

Borrowing Policies

  • Loan period: 5 hours
  • Overdue fines: $0.50 per hour
  • Items must be returned to the library service desk at least 15 minutes before closing time - please see Library Hours.
  • If damaged or lost, the borrower may be charged a replacement or repair fee.

Computers in the Library:

The Chemistry Library has 7 workstations (5 PC, 2 Mac) available for use by U of T students, faculty and staff only.

Computer Software

PC computers include the following software:

  • ChemDraw
  • MNova
  • LoggerPro 3
  • SpinWorks
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Cambridge Structural Database Suite (CSDS), including Mercury, Conquest, GOLD, Hermes, CSD Python API, Mogul, and enCIFer. Installed on LIBPC04 and LIBPC05 only.

Mac computers are wireless and include Microsoft Office Suite only. To use the internet on a Mac, please connect to the University of Toronto WiFi network using your UTORid and password.

Your personal information:

All personal information (including your passwords, browser history, saved documents etc.) is automatically cleared once you log out of the computers. Please make sure to save your work to a USB key or cloud network such as Google Drive/OneDrive before logging off.

Off-campus access to electronic library resources

Visit the link above to learn about how to access library resources while working and studying remotely. 

If you experience any issues accessing library resources or would like assistance finding an electronic version of a print book, please contact your Chemistry Librarian at

Connect to WiFi

There are many wireless networks available on campus for U of T affiliated users. The Information Commons Help Desk provides support for 2 networks (UofT and eduroam).