Digital Media Experience (DME) Lab Extends Hours

Welcome back to the Winter 2018 term! To help meet student demand for access to the technology and expertise available in the Library’s Digital Media Experience (DME) Lab, the space is now open until 8 p.m., Monday to Friday, located on the 4th floor of the SLC. Learn how to use emerging tech and Digital Media, including Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Photoshop / Illustrator and much more.

Shift in Library Hours

The Fall term is almost complete!  Please note that library hours will begin to shift once the academic term:

  • The Library will be open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, and closed on Sunday, December 17.
  • From Monday, December 18 to Friday, December 22, the Library will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The Library will be closed from December 23 – January 7.
  • From Monday, January 8 to Friday, January 12, the Library will be open from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • On Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, the Library will be open from 10a.m. – 10 p.m. The Library will re-open for the Winter term at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 15

Have a safe and wonderful holiday break!

Clear Library Fines & Return Overdue Titles

We hope everyone is having a successful exam period – the Fall term is almost complete! This is a reminder to clear all outstanding fines and return overdue items by as soon as possible to ensure access to grades over the holiday break. Head to the renewals page to see if you have overdue items or fines greater than $10. Students with fines greater than $10 will not be able to view their grades until their accounts are cleared.

All fines can be paid to the Library at the Circulation Desk, either by cash, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or with your Ryerson OneCard. The Library also accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard, and American Express by phone – please call 416-979-5055 and select option 2.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Library Circulation Desk by email at or by phone at 416-979-5055.

Please note that the Library will operate on reduced hours starting Saturday, December 16th. Check the Library website for all of our hours over the next two weeks.  The university and the Library will be closed from Saturday, December 23 – Sunday, January 7.

From all of us here at RULA, thank you and we wish you a safe and happy winter break!

Limited Access to LIB667A During Exams

The Ryerson Test Centre will be using the Library’s lab on the 6th floor of the Library for certain periods during exams.  The lab will be unavailable on December 7th – 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM and December 11th – 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM.  Signs will be posted when the lab is closed.

Free Knitting Workshop

Are you interested in learning how to knit? Let the Library help by joining our free Knitting Workshop!  Have fun and meet new people while learning a new skill. Please register by emailing Trina Grover,, with information about your preferred project – we will be helping participants learn how to create a cozy pair of hand warmers, or a funky cowl.

Knitting workshops will be on Tuesday, November 28 and Friday, December 1 from 10:30-12 p.m. in the Library’s Digital Media Experience Lab (DME), located on the 3rd floor of the Student Learning Centre.  Materials will be supplied by the DME.

To keep up with our knitting adventures, please follow us on Instagram: @rulaknithappens

Submit Course Reading Requests for Winter 2018

Are you a faculty member or instructor teaching a course next term? Please use the One-Stop Course Reading Service  for the 2018 Winter term and submit your course reading requests by November 17th, 2017. We understand that many instructors may not have their courses assigned by November 17 – after that, requests will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To request online readings, use the Library’s E-Reserve service which creates links to readings in your D2L course shell. Instructors can use the E-reserve request form inside their course shell OR send a reading list with the course code, term, full citations and the needed by dates to Please review instructions on Placing items on Reserve.

If you prefer print, order print course packs sold at the Ryerson Campus Store OR place course materials in the print reserve collection at the Library. If you order print course packs from copy shops other than the Campus Store, only use approved vendors.

Please note that permissions are always required for material that exceed 10% of a work or one chapter, and for business case studies. Permissions need to be requested each term the material is being used in a course – please contact, and see the Ryerson Fair Dealing Guideline for more information.

Hands-on Writing Workshop with author Catherine Hernandez


In partnership with the Faculty of Community Services (FCS), the Library is delighted to present Catherine Hernandez, author of Scarborough: a novel and Toronto Book Award nominee, as part of the Positioning for Success in Academia series. Catherine will be leading a Hands-On Writing Workshop for library staff, faculty and students. She will focus on ways to “say what you want to say” when you are a front line worker and speak to tools for decolonizing your writing. Catherine is a dynamic speaker and gifted performer – join us for what is sure to be an engaging and inspiring 2 hours with one of Toronto’s most exciting new authors.

November 2, 2017 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 PM
Ryerson Library & Archives, 4th floor
Open to:  Faculty, Contract Lecturers, Staff and Students.

Celebrate Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an annual global event for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. This year’s theme is Open In Order To – a prompt for the academic community to consider the benefits of open access, which include increased access to knowledge, facilitating collaboration, raising research impact, and many others.

To celebrate Open Access Week, the Ryerson University Library & Archives (RULA) and the University of Toronto Libraries welcomed faculty, librarians and graduate students from both institutions on Tuesday, October 24 for a full day of events, including a keynote lecture from internationally-recognized copyright and open access advocate, Dr. Michael Geist.  For those who missed the event, you can view the video online, in 3 parts.  Open access buttons and cookies are available at the Research Help Desk this week – drop by to learn more about how open access can benefit you.