The Library provides access to resources and services that support teaching and learning at Ryerson including online research skills instruction for classes, online workshops, individual research and reference help and access to a number of electronic material, including: ebooks, online journal article databases, primary source databases, streaming media and more
If you are looking for access to textbooks, please contact your subject librarian. If there is an opportunity to purchase an electronic version of a book we have in our print collection, your subject librarian can assist you. If an electronic version is not available through a publisher, we can attempt to find alternate material for your course.
New: Extended Due Dates
Due date for all loans signed out in 2020 have now been moved to May 31, 2021. Some exceptions apply. Please contact email@example.com if you have a question.
Subject librarians are providing online specialized research group workshops and research skills instruction to classes. Please contact your subject librarian to discuss and schedule a live virtual session for your students.
Subject librarians assist faculty with locating online course materials, including, but not limited to: readings, data sets, videos, podcasts and streaming media.
Supplementary Course Materials Guide
The supplementary course materials guide provides information on the Library’s online educational materials (ebooks, videos, OER and more). It also includes a curated list of alternate educational resources available to faculty and students. Access to all online resources is available 24/7.
Copyright and eReserves
Ensure students have easy (and copyright compliant) access to digital course readings. For information on copyright please email Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian, Ann Ludbrook: firstname.lastname@example.org. To request eReserve course readings, please email email@example.com.
OER and Pressbooks
Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials that can be used and reused freely for educational purposes. The Library supports the collection and creation of OER by Ryerson faculty through the Ryerson University Pressbooks platform. For more information, email Web Services Librarian, Sally Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library offers a vast and growing collection of electronic resources including ebooks, journals and newspapers, data sets, streaming media, databases (search by subject), Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as a curated list of resources temporarily offered for free by publishers. Note: there is no access to the Library print collections at this time.
Please check the Ryerson Campus Store for specific electronic textbooks for purchase. While the Library has access to some ebooks, commercial sale is primarily available to students only. Additionally, the Library cannot guarantee every student will have access, at the same time, to an ebook the Library has been able to purchase. This is especially important to note if using an ebook for an open book exam.
Also note, that in some cases, publishers do not provide textbooks in electronic format. Please contact your subject librarian for alternate material, if a textbook is only available in print format.
Check the Campus Store for access to electronic textbooks for specific courses.
Scan and Deliver Service is available to students, faculty and staff who require access to portions of printed works (chapters, articles, etc.) that fall within copyright permissible amounts can make a request through our Scan and Deliver Service. Requests can be placed through the Library’s online catalogue.
In person, Contactless Book Return is available, by appointment, 7 days per week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Appointments may be booked using Google Calendar Appointment Slots. For an invitation, please email email@example.com
Contactless Print Pickup (temporarily suspended)
April 8, 2021 notice: As per the April 8, 2021 provincial stay at home order, this service has been temporarily restricted.
Accessibility Services in the Library
For information on accessible formats, media captioning, and shifting to alternate accessible course delivery modes, please visit Library Accessibility Services, or email eLearning and Accessibility Services Librarian, Kelly Dermody: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research help has moved entirely online and is available to all students and Ryerson community members. Visit the Library’s Ask a Librarian live chat service, or email your question to: email@example.com