Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations


ICPSR is an international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations, which maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

For first-time users: In order to download data, you need to set up an account on the ICPSR website. It is necessary to be at a U of T IP address when the initial account setup is completed. You can either authenticate through U of T's my.access before browsing to the ICPSR website, or use UTORvpn. Once you have your account setup, this authentication step should no longer be necessary, you will just log in using your ICPSR account.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
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University of Toronto students, staff and faculty.