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Book a Research Consultation

A list of subject areas and assigned business librarians can be viewed on the Business Library web site.

Contact the appropriate librarian to 

  • to book a research appointment or with any other subject related queries
  • to request specific book purchases
  • to make general recommendations for the library collection in a specific subject area (note that budget constraints may not always permit approval of requests)

    Ask a Business Librarian



    Welcome to the Schulich School of Business PhD Orientation Guide. This page is designed to highlight specific library services of interest to PhD students, in addition to a few of the electronic resources that are of interest to PhDs at York University. It is not meant to duplicate resources found in other research guides such as Company Research or Industry Research or Finding Business Articles


    Library Services

    Reference/Research Services

    • knowledgeable staff are available during most of the hours that the library is open.
    • send email at reference questions and expect an answer within 24 hours.
    • IM Chat reference service
    • phone 416-736-5139 , Mon – Thurs 9 am to 8 pm, Fri. 9 am to 6 pm, Sat. 10 am to 5 pm, Sun. 11 to 4 pm
    • make an appointment with a business librarian

    Library Card Your YU-Card is your library card. Use it to borrow library materials and pay for printing.

    Passport York: Use your Passport York username and password to book a group study room, a Bloomberg terminal, renew books online and to access e-Resources from off-campus etc.

    Circulation/Reserve Desk – sign out or return books and request and sign out reserve materials.

    After Hours Book Drop – open only when library is closed and located in the room to the right of the library doors.

    Library Space
    The Quiet Room (no talking) is an enclosed room that you enter from the mezzanine level of the library. Groups may only work in the Group study rooms, but brief, quiet discussions may occur throughout the library. We ask that you be considerate of others working around you. Loud, noisy behavior and cell phones are never acceptable. Please put your cell phone on vibrate and leave the library to make or take calls that involve lengthy discussions.

    Public Workstations – most public workstations provide access to the Library catalogue, library electronic resources, Microsoft Office and the Internet.

    Interlibrary Loan and Borrowing from non-York libraries  Members of the York University community may borrow materials from other libraries via the York University Libraries Resource Sharing Dept using the RACER online interlibrary loan request service or via our Direct Borrowing at Other Universities Program. The exception is the University of Toronto which charges $20 for stack access and $225 for borrowing privileges (subsidized by York University).



    Key Starting Points

    The Graduate Student Library Guide provides an overview of York University Libraries resources and services for graduate students.

    Liaison Services for Grad Students

    Business Databases A-Z

    Subject-specific Guides

    The Bronfman Business Library provides a number of online guides to e-resources available in different subject areas including finance, corporate governance, and other areas.



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