Need IT help? Please note the summer hours for Technology Assistance, which is located at the main service desk near the Learning Commons entrance. The Technology Assistance team is composed of several student advisors who are recruited and trained by Ryerson’s Computing and Communications Services Department. Student advisors provide support for:
- my.ryerson accounts
- Hardware and software issues
- Printers and printing-related questions
Wow! The RACER Interlibrary Loan service is now 10 years old! Ryerson was one of the first schools to go live with the service in 2003. Since then, 74 libraries in 20 institutions across the province have handled 2.3 million borrowing and 2.8 million lending requests via RACER, representing an average of half a million requests per year!
Thank you to all who have contributed to the service over the past 10 years.
The computer lab on the 3rd floor, LIB393A, is now accessible to patrons. The hardware has been upgraded, and the screens, keyboards and tables have been cleaned. We hope you’ll enjoy working in this space!
New and improved LIB393A!
Did you know that 29% of fathers took parental leave in 2011? To mark Father’s Day on June 16th, please take a look at some interesting statistics about dads in Canada.
For more information about data and statistics resources, contact email@example.com or check out the Library’s data pages.
Library staff are currently working on the refreshment of computers in the Learning Commons Lab on the Library’s main floor. All existing computers in this lab will be moved to LIB393A, the lab on the 3rd floor. As a result, both labs are currently not accessible to users.
LIB393A should be accessible on Monday. To accommodate imaging of the new PCs in the Learning Commons Lab, this space will not be accessible until the middle of next week. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Library is excited to be expanding with the building of the new Student Learning Centre, currently under construction at Yonge and Gould streets. This dynamic facility will greatly expand study space for students, house key academic support services and provide a vibrant learning environment for the Ryerson community.
Although the bulk of the renovation will be taking place outside of the Library, or in areas restricted to staff, from June to August 2013, there will be some minor renovations to the Library’s 2nd and 3rd floors that may impact on use of the space. The Library will remain open during the Spring and Summer terms, and the bulk of the demolition and construction should take place during off-peak hours to minimize disruption to patrons. Free ear plugs are available at the Research Help Desk if noise becomes an issue for our users. To keep up to date with renovations, please visit the Library website, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for regular updates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Schedule and scope of renovations:
2nd floor: hoarding near Research Consultation area, in the SW corner of the Besse Learning Commons. Demolition is required to enable the construction of a connection from the 2nd floor to the Student Learning Centre.
2nd floor: Learning Commons Lab. South wall of the lab will be extended to the window. The lab will still be accessible to students.
3rd floor: area by the men’s washroom. There will be hoarding in this area to create a connection to the Student Learning Centre on the 3rd floor. The men’s washroom will be inaccessible during this phase of construction. The SW corner of the Archives will also have some hoarding, although the Archives itself will remain open.
Congratulations to Brittany Ryan, the Library’s 2013 Student Employee of the Year! The below picture shows Brittany receiving the award from Chief Librarian, Madeleine Lefebvre. Brittany has been employed at the Library as a Night Time Student Assistant since September 2011. She is the seventh recipient of this award, which distinguishes student employees who have excelled and made a positive impact during their employment at the Ryerson University Library & Archives. Congratulations, Brittany!
The first results of the voluntary 2011 National Household Survey (formerly the long-form census), were released on May 8, 2013. Topics in this release include Aboriginal Peoples, immigration, ethnic origin, non-official languages, and religion. For information on response rates to the NHS, click here.
What could be more convenient? As of May 13, 2013, you will no longer have to come to the Library to pick up most of the articles you’ve requested through RACER, the Library’s InterLibrary Loan system.
When your article is ready, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line will read: Ryerson Library – E-doc delivery.
The email will contain a link to your article, and instructions concerning copyright restrictions. This new service is being run as a pilot, which we hope will become permanent.
If you have problems accessing your document, please contact the Interlibrary Loan department at email@example.com or 416-979-5314. You can also try the Research Help Desk at 416-979-5055, Option 3.
Books requested through Interlibrary Loan will still need to be picked up at the Library’s Circulation Desk, located on the Library’s main floor.
Please note the change in Library hours for the Spring/Summer terms! There are also new hours for Research Help and Ask a Librarian live chat.