THE JOHN M. KELLY LIBRARY SUPPORTS THE TEACHING, RESEARCH AND LEARNING NEEDS of the University of St. Michael’s College. The Kelly Library is the University of Toronto’s second-largest library and has over 305,000 printed volumes plus extensive collections of journals, manuscripts, and DVDs. The Library features a variety of instructional and collaborative spaces — including The Kelly Library Print Studio and Conservation Studio — and individual study and social spaces. Also, the Library hosts exhibits and creates publications, some of which are featured in this Viewbook.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
The Kelly Library Print Studio
The Kelly Library Print Studio is a letterpress print shop where students can gain hands-on experience learning about early and mid-twentieth century letterpress printing. The Print Studio offers various workshops for the St. Michael’s College programs: Book and Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Celtic Studies, and Christianity and Culture.
The Conservation Studio
The Conservation Studio is responsible for maintaining the Library’s 27,000+ pre-1900 books, the official records of the College, and the private papers in our Collections. The Studio hosts various experiential learning opportunities for students in the St. Mike’s Book and Media Studies Program.
About The John M. Kelly Library
The John M. Kelly Library is the largest federated college library at U of T and one of more than forty libraries at the university. With large humanities, social science, and DVD collections, new study spaces and workstations, and a range of services for students and faculty – including our Research and Writing Help, Personal Librarian, Syllabus, and Kelly InfoExpress services–the Kelly Library is an academic hub for St. Mike’s and the wider university community.
The Donovan Collection
The Donovan Collection of contemporary Canadian art at the University of St. Michael’s College includes approximately 400 works by 200 artists, almost all of whom are Canadian. The works are in a wide range of media and styles and represent a cross-section of the art exhibited in Toronto from the early 1980s to the present time. The Collection is curated by Fr. Dan Donovan.
For more information about the Donovan Collection, please contact Jessica Barr, University Archivist.