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


MDL computer labThe Map & Data Library can help you access and use the technology needed to work with our data and maps. 

Our computer lab provides access to a range of GIS softwarestatistical software and data visualization software. You can also get your own copy of Esri software by requesting a license. You can also request an NVivo license from us.

If you're looking to learn how to use a new software program, have a look at our tutorials section. U of T users also have access to Esri Virtual Campus courses. You can also come and visit our reference area on the 5th floor of Robarts Library, where graduate student employees can help you learn new skills and troubleshoot problems..

If you're working with maps, we have three scanners available, including a large-format drum scanner.

GPS units are also available for borrowing.