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Welcome to the Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library

The Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library (IRHR Library) building space is currently closed. Please see the University of Toronto’s Libraries COVID-19: Updates on Library Services and Operations. For more information from the University of Toronto, please see the Message from the University regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are open for all online library services - please email us at: cirhr.library@utoronto.ca to arrange for assistance, or contact Vicki Skelton, CIRHR Librarian, at victoria.skelton@utoronto.ca.

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IRHR Library staff are available for email assistance and virtual consultations by appointment during the following hours. Appointments outside of these hours can be arranged upon request. Please email cirhr.library@utoronto.ca to get started. 

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: closed


Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources

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Most of us will spend a third of our adult lives at work. Why We Work, a new public exhibit created by the CIRHR, explores the question of how we think of work, what motivates us to work, and how the answers to these questions shape us as individuals and as a society.

 Find out more about CIRHR's exhibit on Why We Work! Also, find out more about our travelling exhibit, The Changing Face of Work.

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