NOTICE: Book returns and lending services
For questions regarding items on loan and borrowing services, including laptops and hotspots, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students with items currently on loan can keep them until further notice. Fines will be waived. For students needing to return items to the Library, please go to the Ryerson Campus Security office located at:
285 Victoria Street
Victoria Building (VIC)
Update: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
As of 9 a.m Tuesday, March 17, the Ryerson Library building is closed until further notice. Core academic and SRC support services are in the process of being moved online. Reference and research help is available through virtual reference, email, and through online appointments. Access to all online resources including ebooks, ejournals, databases, streaming services and more, remains available 24/7.
The Library’s Issac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience (DME) Lab, located on the 3rd floor of the SLC, will be moving all tutorials online. The DME Lab will be closed to users until further notice, however access to information and tutorials will continue online. For details, and to participate in tutorials, visit: Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience Lab or email: email@example.com
Library areas and services:
- The Archives and Special Collections will be closed to users until further notice, but available via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Library Collaboratory will be closed to members until further notice. For assistance, please email: email@example.com
- The Geospatial Map & Data Centre will be closed to users until further notice. For continued support, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All group study room bookings have been cancelled until further notice.
See below for information on continued services and access to online resources.
Update: Monday, March 16, 2020
Students with items currently on loan may keep them until further notice. Fines will be waived.
We encourage students not to return items at this time. If you must return items, please note they may not be available for a period of time.
Laptop and selected reserve items will be available for extended loan to help ensure students are able to complete courses and carry on their studies.
All research and reference help has been moved online via the virtual Ask-a-Librarian service, email, or through online appointments. Please see listings below for details.
All digital resources including electronic articles, ejournals, ebooks, online course materials and ereserves, as well as data sets and streaming media, remain available to faculty, instructors, staff and students.
Faculty are encouraged to contact their Subject Librarian if they have questions regarding Library support for teaching or student assignments. Information related to the continuity of teaching can be found at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching: Continuity of Teaching guide
Online services and resources for students:
Research Help Services:
Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Email reference assistance
Research Help Appointments
All in-person research appointments will now be handled through live virtual meetings.
The Ryerson Library provides customized online course readings (as well as some print reserves) for many courses. These are prepared based on instructor requests and are typically provided for access at the start of term. If you have challenges accessing these resources or questions about how to access print reserves during this time please email: email@example.com.
The Ryerson Library subscribes to a wide array of electronic resources (articles, e-books, data, video). To access these resources, you must be a Ryerson student (full or part time), staff or faculty member with an active my.ryerson account.
- Electronic articles and journals.
- Find online articles and books applicable to your topic.
- The Library has a list of Citation Guides to help you.
Online services and resources for faculty and instructors:
- Online course readings are prepared each semester. Faculty and instructors are encouraged to continue to submit requests for upcoming terms or, if they require additional readings for completion this term, please contact Kraigen Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For information on copyright and teaching, please email Ann Ludbrook: email@example.com
- Please see Quick Copyright Tips for Rapidly Shifting Your Course From In-person to Online
- Information on accessible formats and media captioning.
- Information about shifting to alternate course delivery modes
- Subject librarians can assist faculty with locating supplementary course materials such as online readings, videos and podcasts.