Theological studies require skills in research and writing. Here you will find help for developing those skills, including finding good sources, citing sources, as well as subject specific research guides. If you need further help, please feel free to contact us in the library or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 safety protocols remain in place:
- Entry to the building is available only through the parking lot door (north side).
- Green UCheck screen, TCard, and mask are required.
- U of T students and staff may access the book stacks to borrow materials, but only current Knox residents and students may use the study space (Reading Room).
Library help for research is available through knox.readerservices@utoronto.
May 1-September 12
Monday through Thursday, 9am to 4pm
Due to COVID-19, at present the Caven Library Reading Room (study area) is open only to current Knox College students and residents and TST students.
All statutory holidays
Library Resources: Search the U of T Libraries
In this section, find the basics about using Caven Library, and more about the services it provides — including info on photocopying, wifi, computer access, and where to find the special items your professor put on reserve for your class. How do you get a library card? How long can you keep books before they’re due? What are the fees for overdue books?
Access and Borrowing Privileges
Caven Library also provides services to Knox Alumni and PCC ministers. There are several types of library membership cards that are available. A Knox College Card may be obtained at the Circulation Services Desk for Knox alumni and PCC ministers. Other cards can be obtained at the Reader Registration Desk on the first floor of the Robarts Library.
*This membership does not provide remote access to online resources. Ask the Circulation staff for guest access to use the computer terminals.
*Caven Library will mail books to alumni outside the GTA (Hamilton is included as part of the GTA).
The Research Reader, the Alumni Reader, and the Alumni Research Reader cards do not allow access to online resources.
Please email email@example.com or call the library to renew your items.
Online Databases Available to Alumni
Alumni may use the Library’s electronic resources in the Caven Library, but due to contractual limitations, they do not have remote access.
Knox College alumni do, however, have free access to Atla for Alumni, an online collection of hundreds of major religion and theology journals.
The journals in this collection have been selected by leading religion scholars and theologians. Through this platform, users can research the history of a topic from as early as 1924 to the present in more than 210,000 articles and book reviews. Available titles include such journals as Christian Century, Interpretation, Journal of Biblical Literature, Sociology of Religion, Theological Studies, and Worship. A full listing of journals is available at Atlas.
Access to the collection is available through a password-protected site. To obtain the password, please send an email to Request for Atlas Access to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your full name, the degree obtained, and year you graduated. When the request is received, an account name and password will be sent back to you via e-mail.
In addition to the Atla service, a number of free web resources are available to alumni here, including:
Also, for those leading worship: Preaching and Worship LibGuide
We are happy to help you with your information needs. Please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or in person at the library.
Tel. (416) 978-4504
Director of Library Services
Tel. (416) 978-6090
Tel. (416) 978-6719
McKay Resource Centre Coordinator
Tel. (416) 978-4504