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BIC Connects

Providing easy access to the library's electronic collections

Give students electronic access to course readings and cases 

BIC Connects offers the following services:

  • Create durable electronic links to assigned readings
  • Insert durable links into syllabi and course pages in Quercus
  • The links will connect to full-text journal articles available electronically through U of T and provide students access to course material both on and off campus.

To have links added to your courses, please email your request along with your syllabus to

Please allow 4 business days for us to complete the request.

To submit your syllabus

Email your syllabus with full citations* (including pages numbers, if applicable) to as a Microsoft Word document, PDF, or rich text file. We also need:

•  The course name and course code

•  Your name and contact information

•  The number of students in your course

•  Which print items on your syllabus you’ve already scanned and which still need to be scanned

•  If you have used this service for the course in a previous semester

Please let us know if you want any books put on reserve. We only have course reserves for graduate programs at Rotman; Commerce reserve requests can be sent to Robarts via

*Due to the high volume of incomplete requests, we no longer accept requests without full citations. 

Priority Service Dates

Submit your course reading list by the following dates to ensure priority processing for the beginning of the class start date.  Instructors can continue to submit syllabi after this date. This material will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Summer 2022: March 18, 2022
  • Summer Session 2 2022: May 13, 2022
  • Fall 2022: August 5, 2022
  • Winter 2023: November 11, 2022


We will contact you about any copyright concerns in your syllabus and submit any items needed to the Scholarly Communications office to negotiate copyright clearance for items that exceed our current licences and fair dealing guidelines at no cost to you.

Document Notice

With respect to Canadian Copyright provisions, assigned articles that are not available electronically within the licensed University of Toronto Libraries collection may be scanned from a print resource. Digital files are edited to the best of our ability, but material will not be re-scanned. If you have an issue with a file, please notify us, but note that some quality issues may occur.