eReading Room

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act[s.35], the University of Guelph has launched this e-Reading Room to provide access to polices, manuals and handbooks used by officers of the University.

e-Reading Room 

In some instances, access to requested documents may be provided for viewing in the FIPPA reading room.


Beckman Room (McLaughlin Library Room 046)
Archival and Special Collections
McLaughlin Library, Lower Level

Hours of Operation

By appointment only.

What is in our eReading Room?

The University of Guelph

Established in Guelph, Ontario in 1964 (but with colleges dating back to the 19th century), the University of Guelph is a research-intensive university that has built a reputation as a leader in life sciences, based in part on a long-standing history of achievement in Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. Home to seven colleges, three regional campuses and the University of Guelph-Humber collaboration, the University of Guelph collectively serves approximately 19,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students.

The University of Guelph has a long-standing history of, and on-going, commitment to accountability and public disclosure. At Guelph, accountability is demonstrated through action and recorded through a plethora of publications, reports and public documents ranging from student surveys to audited financial statements to planning documents.

The university functions with a bicameral governance structure: the Senate is responsible for academic policy while the Board of Governors is responsible for the management and control of the University property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs.

The titular head of the University is the Chancellor, elected by Senate, while the President is the Vice-Chancellor. Both are members of the Board of Governors.

Five areas report to the president:

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Vice-President (Finance, Administration and Risk)
Vice-President (Research)
Vice-President (External)
University Secretary

Head of Institution

The head is the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph. The President may be reached by calling 519-824-4120 ext. 52200 or emailing The head of the institution has delegated certain powers relating to the implementation of FIPPA through the Delegation of Authority instrument [s.62(1)].

Organization and Operations of the University

Please visit the University of Guelph Senior Administration page for the organization and operations of the University including the responsibilities of each department or faculty within the University.


Please visit the Office of the Provost and Colleges and Departments pages for information on the academic framework of the University.

Manuals, Policies, Directives and Guidelines

Please visit the University of Guelph Policies page to view manuals, policies, directives or guidelines prepared by the University.
Privacy Policies and Records Management Policies can also be found through this site.