While all University of Toronto Libraries spaces continue to be closed to our community of students, faculty and staff, the libraries are open online, and curbside pick up is available from Robarts LibraryFor more information, see the COVID-19 Update on CIRHR Services and Operation.  


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Welcome to the Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library

The Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library (CIRHR 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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CIRHR 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 – Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: closed
Saturday – Sunday: closed


Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources


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.

work&labour news&research

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