Updated: Feb 7, 2022
Winter term notice:
Please continue to check the Library hours page for updates on onsite hours.
All campus building doors, including the Library, are locked and require an active OneCard to gain access.
Research and Reference Help
If you have a question while this service is closed, send us an email – email@example.com
Email reference assistance
- General: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Archives and Special Collections: email@example.com
- Geospatial Map and Data Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Library’s Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience (DME) Lab: email@example.com
Virtual Research Help Appointments
To request a one-on-one online appointment with a Librarian, please submit a research appointment request.
Online appointments can be booked:
Mon. to Fri.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. and Sun.: closed
Virtual Library DME Appointments
The Library’s Digital Media Experience Lab is open for Virtual Tutorials. Book an online appointment with a student advisor. Advisors are trained to provide easy to understand and supportive help with tools such as: Adobe Premiere, After Effect Audition / Cakewalk, and more!
Group study rooms are now available for booking.
Note: To ensure you have continued access to your textbooks, please check the Campus Store for electronic textbooks.
The Library DME is pleased to offer 3D Printing Pickup. You can request 3D printing through the DME and pick up items at the Circulation Desk located on the 2nd floor by the main entrance.
Library Hotspot Lending Program
Students are expected to have their own internet or wifi access; however, students experiencing special need or hardship may submit a request form for a Library mobile internet hotspot term loan. Items for loan subject to availability.
Please note: students who borrowed, but have not yet returned, hotspots during the 2022 winter term should email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about eligibility for the 2022 spring/summer term.
The Library has laptops available (in limited supply) for remote lending for student use within Ontario. This is a service provided by the University Library to assist students who require access to technology in order to complete courses remotely during COVID-19. Users will need to complete and submit this online request form to access this program. Students who are experiencing hardship as a result of the pandemic will receive priority.
Pick up is available at the Circulation Desk located on the 2nd floor by the main entrance.
TRSM Laptop Lending
Laptop Lending for TRSM is restricted to undergraduate and graduate students, both full-time and part-time and who are currently enrolled in Ted Rogers School of Management programs only. TRSM users will need to complete and submit this TRSM Laptop Lending Request Form to access this program. Students who are experiencing hardship as a result of the pandemic will receive priority.
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. Requests can be placed through the Library’s online catalogue.
The Library hosts a number of virtual workshops each month. Learn about everything from finding credible resources including electronic articles and books, how to do literature and systematic reviews, or learn Adobe Creative suite applications for projects and for fun!
Connect with your subject liaison librarian to learn more about resources and materials available specifically for your area of study.
Access to all online resources including ebooks, ejournals, data, streaming video/media and more, remains available 24/7.
The Library provides customized online course readings 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 or questions regarding access to these resources, please email: email@example.com
Print textbooks available on short-term loan for the majority of undergraduate courses. Textbooks are available from the reserve collection at the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the Library and can be requested by call number.
The University Library subscribes to a wide array of electronic resources (articles, ebooks, data, video). To access these resources, you must be a student (full or part time), staff or faculty member with an active my.ryerson account. These are available remotely 24/7.
Interlibrary Loans (RACER)
The Interlibrary Loan service enhances the resources of the University Library by making material available from other libraries, organizations and document delivery services. Students, faculty, staff may use RACER to request materials from another library provided the University Library does not own a physical copy or the online access is restricted. Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access electronic multiple articles in databases, search journals, newspapers and magazines, or find specific articles.
Subject guides assist with finding online articles and books applicable to your topic and courses.
Research guides get you started on how to plan and carry out your research. Online research tutorials are available to help walk you through each step of the research process.
The citation guide provides assistance properly citing all material in various citation styles like APA, plus a list of free citation management programs.