About the CIRHR Library

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About the library

The IRHR Library supports the needs of CIRHR faculty, MIRHR and PhD students, and Woodsworth College students in the Employment Relations Program. We also serve the University of Toronto community as a member of the University of Toronto Library System.

Our collection focuses on labour relations and collective bargaining, human resource management, labour law, labour economics, industrial psychology and sociology, women and minorities in the workforce, and includes a labour union archive. It is the only library in Canada with a specialized collection focused on the changing world of work.

Library Hours

Effective May 1 - June 23, 2023
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday (Virtual): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Closed Statutory Holidays: Monday May 22, 2023



Address and Directions

The library is located just south of Bloor Street on the the east side of St. George street. The nearest subway stop is St. George station on the Bloor/Danforth and University/Spadina lines.

Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library
Main Floor, Centre for Industrial Relations
121 St George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 2E8

Nearest Intersection: Bloor and St. George Streets (east of Spadina Road, west of Avenue Road/University Avenue).

Parking: Metered parking is available on St. George Street and on Devonshire Place. Underground parking is available south on St. George Street at the Rotman School of Management, and at the Holiday Inn, on the north-west corner of Bloor and St. George.

Subway: St. George station on the Bloor-Danforth or Yonge/University lines. Take the St. George Street exit, walk south across the Bloor and St. George intersection. Watch for a blue U of T sign in front of the second house on the east side of St. George Street.

Newsletters: PWR: work&labour news&research

PWR: work&labour news&research is provided to subscribers, alumni of the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources (CIRHR), friends, interested faculty and students from across the country and around the globe.

These publications are protected by Canadian copyright laws and may not be copied, posted or forwarded electronically in its entirety without permission.

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