University of Toronto Libraries supports campus entrepreneurs enrolled in courses and programs, commercializing research, and launching startups on their own or via a campus accelerator.
Our librarians can help with:
- Business databases and tools
- Research tools and support
- Open and course-based research workshops
- Patent searching
- Search methodologies and strategies
- Navigating the campus ecosystem
Research tools and support
Access the most useful information resources the library has to offer, such as databases, market research, journals, books, toolkits, and information on funding and business plans.
An A-to-Z list of UTL databases for entrepreneurship research by students, faculty and staff. Requires UTORid.
Workshops, instruction and resources
U of T Libraries student founder-in-residence (SFiR) pilot connects the U of T community with students and recent alumni equipped to address topics such as networking, finding co-founders, mentorship, pitching, public speaking, balancing ventures and school, EDI, and general business advice on a range of topics.
Entrepreneurship Research Workshops
Open workshops are designed for all stages of your entrepreneurship journey. Some of these are eligible for recognition on the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record for undergraduate and graduate students.
The BRIDGE Entrepreneurship Open Learning Series
Open learning modules outlining basic business principles to help perfect your business plans and pitches, based on The BRIDGE New Venture Program curriculum at U of T Scarborough. Anyone may use these modules to discover foundational concepts of entrepreneurship.
3D Printing Resources and Tools
This guide is created to support 3D printing services at the University of Toronto Libraries. In this guide, you can find 3D modelling and printing-related resources.
Faculty and instructors can request instructional support on library market research resources by contacting Entrepreneurship Librarian Carey Toane.
The BRIDGE at University of Toronto Scarborough is a multi-purpose academic space that spans teaching, study, research, and experiential learning for business, finance, and entrepreneurship. It is a partnership between UTSC’s Department of Management and the UTSC Library. The website includes research guides, events, and support.
The Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre (FLC) at University of Toronto Mississauga is the knowledge partner of the Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). The FLC offers specialized software and research tools, instruction and support.
The Milt Harris Library (formerly the Business Information Centre) at the Rotman School of Management offers support for business research including entrepreneurship.
Robarts Library UX Lab is the University’s first space dedicated to studying and supporting User Experience (UX) research and design. The UX Lab is open to U of T students, staff, and faculty by appointment or during weekly drop in hours. We offer UX-related services and support, on-site equipment, workshops, and collaborative workspace.
For more information about how the library can support your venture, please contact Entrepreneurship Librarian Carey Toane.