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CAMH Library & Archives Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Services

The CAMH Library provides information and resource materials to CAMH staff and professionals, students and the general public of Ontario.

Reference Service - Ask a Librarian
Circulation
Library Cards
Inter-Library Lending
Audio-Visual Service


Reference Service - Ask a Librarian

Tel: (416) 535-8501 ext. 36988
Fax: (416) 595-6601
E-mail: library@camh.ca
Hours: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Reference librarians respond to requests in person or by mail, e-mail, or telephone. Librarians provide needed information, assist in the use of the collections, instruct in using the library on-line catalogue, conduct orientation tours and refer to other appropriate services and sources.

Circulation

Tel: (416) 535-8501 ext. 36991
Fax: (416) 595-6601
E-mail: library@camh.ca

Circulating materials may be borrowed in person or through inter-library loan within Canada (Ontario only, for videos). The loan period for books is four weeks. There is a three item limit for students, organizations and the general public, which includes no more than one video.  There is a renewal limit of one item.  The journal collection and reference materials may only be used in the CAMH Library.

Borrowing privileges of the person or organization will be suspended if an item has not been returned or renewed.  If material is lost, the exact replacement value must be paid for each item before borrowing privileges are reinstated.

The CAMH Library will conduct periodic purges of patron records that have been inactive for two years or longer. 

Library Cards

Library Cards are available for:

  • Individuals: To get a library card, you must be a resident of Ontario and register in person. You will need to show a photo ID with your current home address OR one piece of ID plus current proof of your mailing address, such as a recent bill. If you live out-of-town, see Inter-Library Lending; or
  • Organizations: Ontario Organizations such as treatment agencies may register for borrowing privileges. Two contact names must be provided. For further instructions, contact Circulation.

Inter-Library Lending

Fax: (416) 535-8501 x36991
E-mail: library@camh.ca (No telephone requests)

The CAMH library print resources may be borrowed by any library in Canada. There is a $10.00 charge per book for book loans outside Ontario. There are charges for photocopied material, such as journal articles. Charges depend on delivery mode, location, and other factors. Consult with your local public, university or corporate library to borrow CAMH Library materials.

Audio-Visual Service

Tel: (416) 535-8501 ext. 36991
Fax: (416) 595-6601
E-mail: library@camh.ca

Videos are loaned within Ontario, to registered library borrowers only. See Audio-Visuals for further details and a complete listing. The Audio-Visual Collection is included in the Online CAMH Library Catalogue.

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