|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes 2 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$15,895 per year
The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$14,486), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$390 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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|Accommodation fee||CA$1,800 per month
The above fee is an estimated amount for for one month.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you are not coming from a country where English is the primary language, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
This two-year diploma program prepares you to work in various library environments, performing essential day-to-day library operations and working alongside librarians. Learn to provide materials, information and services to library clients. Become an expert in acquiring, preparing and organizing all types of library materials, using software specific to the library and information industry.
The curriculum is based on the Guidelines produced by the Canadian Federation of Library Associations.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- Deliver services including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan and programs to library clients
- Find information from countless sources for clients
- Acquire, prepare and organize all types of library materials
- Use software specific to the library and information industry
- Supervise circulation and acquisitions staff
- Promote libraries through the development of materials and advocacy in the profession
There are two three-week field placements in special libraries, public libraries and/or in school or academic libraries. The program assigns placements with input from the student. A police check is required for many libraries.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
- Library technician
- Circulation technician
- Reference technician
- Information assistant
- E-resources technician
- Children services technician
Library technicians, as part of the formally educated library profession along with librarians, engage in lifelong learning and are active members of the Ontario Association of Library Technicians, Ontario Library Association and the Special Libraries Association.