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

Workshops and training


Visit Visit our Tutorials page for step-by-step tutorials showing how to carry out frequently performed software tasks related to working with geospatial and numeric data.


The Map & Data Library hosts workshops during the academic year, providing introductions to mapmaking in ArcGIS and QGIS, cartography, use of statistical software packages, data visualization, and creating and finding data.

Check out our workshop page for details. Workshops are also posted on the main library workshop calendar

We are also happy to provide GIS, statistics & data workshops for specific courses – please contact us for more information.

NEW -- Snacking on Bits and Bytes : Learning on all things data

Starting in September 2020, the Map & Data Library will offer an online webinar series featuring presentations and demonstrations on data-related topics and tools, such as web archives, visualization, GIS and statistics. Each presentation, including a question and answer period, will be one hour long, starting on the hour. Everyone is welcome, including those from outside the University of Toronto community. For more information, see

Esri Virtual Campus Courses

Students, faculty and staff affiliated with the University of Toronto ArcGIS Online organization have access to Virtual Campus e-learning courses through their My Esri account. If your account is not presently associated with our ArcGIS Online organization, please email us with your username and we will add you as soon as possible.

Esri In-Depth Training

Faculty and staff may access a limited number of days of in-person training offered by Esri. Please contact us for details.