The Library at SickKids was created in 1919 and is one of the oldest paediatric hospital libraries in North America. The Library supports the Hospitals’ clinical, research, and educational activities by providing access to health science research and resources. It is used by the Hospital’s staff, including physicians, nurses, clinicians, researchers, learners and volunteers. The Library is also open to the public to view the collection onsite.
The Library shares items within the collection to libraries across North America through interlibrary loan reciprocal agreements.
The Library is staffed by experts in information science, including a Reference Librarian, a Library and Information Technician and an Archive Technician. Together the team provides a variety of services to support the information needs of SickKids’ staff.
What We Do
The Library's primary role is to support the clinical, research and educational activities of all staff, learners, and associates of SickKids by providing state-of-the-art access to information.
Learn about services provided for families and outside visitors, as well as hospital staff.
You are welcome to visit the library and view the collection in person.
We regret that we cannot sign out library materials to you, but our books and journal articles can be requested through another library or organizations’ interlibrary loan service.
Books for children, adolescents, patients and those covering consumer health information are available from the Family Centre
Assistance in locating items within the SickKids’ Hospital Library collection
Article and book retrieval for items not in the SickKids’ Hospital Library collection
Systematic review searches
Training in searching electronic databases
Training in reference management software, such as EndNote
Contact the Library
Question about the library or the services we have to offer? Contact us.
Location: Room 1301, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8
Hours: Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Saturday, Sunday, Holidays.