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The Business Information Centre (BIC) is the library and resource centre which supports the students, faculty and staff of the Rotman School of Management and the Rotman Commerce program.

Our mission is to support the research, curriculum development, and educational activities of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management.

The BIC collection covers a wide range of business subjects

  • accounting, including standard & guidelines 
  • business & economics
  • corporate directories & rankings
  • management, including handbooks & guides 
  • Material in the BIC collection can be located through the University of Toronto Library Catalogue.

Reference & research help

  • Ask your research questions in person, by telephone or by e-mail.
  • Our reference desk is staffed during all hours of operation. 
  • Topic-specific and course-specific research guides, as well as database guides are also available.
  • Consult our Staff Contact page to get in touch with a specific staff member for research help.

Library instruction

  • Library tours and group training in key resources are offered at the beginning of the fall and winter terms to students. 
  • One-on-one consultations for students, faculty, and staff are also available. 
  • For an appointment, please contact Sean Forbes or Holly Inglis

Study space

  • The BIC provides quiet study space, including computer workstations for research purposes and study carrels that support laptop use.

Short term loans (3-hours)

  • MBA course reserves and reading materials for all first-year and many second-year MBA courses
  • Front desk “in demand” books

Short term loans (3-days)

  • Career resource collection containing directories, interview preparation, job search strategies and more. These items are held for loan at the Reference Desk.  
  • A valid undergrad, graduate, staff or faculty Tcard is required to borrow any BIC materials.  Fines for late items are $ 0.50/hour

Printing, photocopying, & scanning

  • Two photocopiers are available in the BIC. Only T-Cards with credits can be used. The copiers do not accept cash. If you need to put cash on your T-Card, the nearest location is Robarts.
  • One printer is available to print material from workstations in the BIC. Only T-Cards with credits can be used to pay for any pages printed.
  • One black and white scanner. Output to email only (valid Rotman email required)

Alumni and members of the public may request

  • Access to our hard copy journals, reference books and other print materials.
  • Directional assistance to locate these print items within the collection.
  • Quick reference assistance (15 minutes or less) from the BIC staff.
  • Guidance on Toronto Public Library's online resources.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide the following services

  • Access to BIC workstations or electronic resources (including CD-ROMs and printers).
  • Access to the University of Toronto Library’s proprietary electronic resources.
  • Detailed, in-depth reference or research assistance.
  • Alumni and members of the public wishing to use University of Toronto Library computers and electronic resources must use a designated LIRA public access terminal.
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