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Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto

The Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto is a collaboration of libraries and information centres in teaching, community hospitals, public health units and other health care institutions.  The largest consortium of its kind in Canada, we play a vital role in advancing health care by providing access to evidence-based information to over 62,000 employees in hospitals and health departments.


  • Negotiate group licenses and subscriptions to premium electronic resources on behalf of our members
  • Collaborate to provide instruction on navigating new technologies and searching evidence-based health databases
  • Enable the sharing of information resources across our member libraries/institutions, including supporting a union catalogue of member library holdings
  • Provide ongoing continuing education for health information professionals
Principal Consortial Functions
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Union lists/shared online catalogs