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Location and Hours

The Library is made up of a Main Library located at the ARF Site of the Centre and a satellite library at the Queen Street Site. The Main Library offers the full range of library services. The Queen Street Site serves CAMH staff and is open to the public for reference use only.

Library E-mail:

E-mail received from outside Ontario requesting general information about mental health or alcohol and drugs may not be answered. Please consult a local information resource.

Main Library, ARF Site

CAMH Library
33 Russell Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2S1
Tel: (416) 595-6144
Fax: (416) 595-6601

Hours of Service:
Monday -- Friday, 8:30 am -- 5:30 pm

Extended Hours between Thanksgiving weekend and Victoria Day Weekend:
Wed. to 9:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am -- 4:00 pm
CAMH Staff: After-hours access available. Contact the library for further information.

Reference Service is available 11:00 am -- 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Queen Street Site

Health Sciences Library
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Tel: (416) 535-8501 ext.2157 
Fax: (416) 535-1308

Hours of Service:

Monday -- Friday: 8:00 am -- 4:00 pm

CAMH Staff: After-hours access available. Contact the library for further information.

Both sites are closed all statutory holidays. Please call to confirm holiday season hours.
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Mission and Collections

The collections and services of the CAMH Library support multidisciplinary research and programs at CAMH in the areas of substance abuse and mental health. The Library's main mission also involves providing resources to the professionals and public of Ontario for informed decision making in substance abuse and mental health related issues.

The CAMH Library holds comprehensive collections in mental health and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD), building upon the collections of the former Addiction Research Foundation (ARF) Library, the Farrar Library of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and the Queen Street Mental Health Centre Health Sciences Library.

The collections consist of books, journals, reprints, research reports, government documents, videos and electronic resources. Scope is international and historical in core areas, with an emphasis on Ontario and Canadian materials. Special collections include a historical temperance collection. The Library is also committed to increasing the Virtual collection, yet continues to maintain and build on print top

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For general information on addiction and mental health:

Call the R. Samuel McLaughlin Addiction and Mental Health Information Centre

Toll free in Ontario Tel:1-800-463-6273
or local (416) 595-6111

DISCLAIMER: The Centre is not able to provide diagnostic, treatment or referral services through the Internet. Individuals should contact their family doctors, or their local mental health or addiction agency for further information.

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