Board Games

The Grad Library has a small collection of board games and role playing games available for demonstration and instruction for a variety of FIMS subject areas including: cataloguing, collection management, and information literacy. Many of these items have been donated by international board game companies.

Children’s Books

A small children’s collection includes literature ranging from Pre-K to Grade 3, poetry for very young children, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and first myths and legends. You can find these books located in the library.

Comics and Graphic Novels

The Grad Library hosts a small collection of comics and graphic novels in the library which are available for overnight loan.

Note: The Grad Library’s complete comics and graphic novels collection is available through LibraryThing.

DVDs & CDs

You can find DVDs and CD-ROMs located in the library on the wall directly across from the service desk. Overnight loan available.

Note: DVDs on the A/V Resources Bookcase, located along the back wall opposite the Service Desk, are divided into catalogued and uncatalogued items. Uncatalogued DVDs are shelved by title.


The Grad Library provides access to A/V equipment such as cameras, audio recorders, and e-readers as well as library maker space resources.

Freedom to Read

This FIMS Graduate Library collection contains books that have been challenged and/ or banned in libraries and school settings in North America. You can find these books located in the library on the wall directly across from the service desk.

Peter Desbarats’ Collection

In honour of Peter Desbarats (July 2nd, 1933 – February 11th, 2014), we highlight a collection of articles donated by his family.

Print Collection

The Grad Library has a non-circulating collection of print materials to support coursework, research, and teaching in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies graduate programs.

Rare Books and Special Materials

This site provides a digital look at the collection of 45 rare and special items which are also available for classroom use.