The Ryerson Library has moved academic services and supports online.
Many services and most resources remain available to students, faculty, instructors and staff, as well, core academic and SRC support services are available virtually.
Reference and research help is available through virtual reference, email, and through online appointments. See specific hours of operation under Student Academic Resources and Services.
Access to all online resources including ebooks, ejournals, data, streaming video/media and more, remains available 24/7.
To connect with a Librarian or other key staff regarding a research or reference query, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific subject related queries, connect with a Subject Librarian.
For Ryerson campus information, visit: Ryerson COVID-19 Information and Updates
Borrowing and Lending Services
Laptops and wifi (deadline for requests: Friday, March 27 at 12 p.m.)
For students requiring a laptop and/or wifi hotspot, please email: email@example.com
Please note wifi hotspot lending is prioritized for students without internet access, and limited to supply.
Items currently on loan, including Interlibrary Loan (RACER) materials:
We are advising that students with items currently on loan keep them until further notice. Fines will be waived.
Returning items on loan:
For students who are leaving the country and need to return items to the Library, please go to the Ryerson Campus Security office located at:
285 Victoria Street
Victoria Building (VIC)
Access to print materials will not be available until further notice. Please contact your Subject Librarian, or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with alternate electronic resources.
For all other borrowing and lending questions, please email: email@example.com
Student Academic Resources and Services
Research and Reference Help:
Hours of operation:
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
- General: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Archives and Special Collections: email@example.com
- Geospatial Map and Data Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Help Appointments
To request a one-on-one with a Librarian, please submit a research appointment request.
Note: requests may be directed to Ask-a-Librarian depending on the complexity of the topic.
Students can now access a number of textbooks for a limited time through VitalSource Helps, at no charge. To access, create an account using your Ryerson email address. With a student account, users can search book titles and “borrow” up to seven items until April 30.
The Ryerson 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
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. These are available remotely 24/7.
Online Articles and Database
Access electronic articles and journals.
Research guides can assist you with finding online articles and books applicable to your topic and courses.
The citation guide provides assistance properly citing all material in various citation styles like APA, plus a list of free citation management programs .
Faculty Resources and Services
Supplementary Course Material Guide
A supplementary course material guide has been developed to provide 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. Access to all online resources is available 24/7.
Contact your Subject Librarian for assistance with information / digital literacy instruction orlocating online course materials, including but not limited too: readings, data sets, videos, podcasts and streaming services.
Course readings and E-reserve services
Online course readings are prepared prior to every semester. Faculty and instructors should submit requests for upcoming terms.
If you require additional readings for completion of the winter term, please contact Kraigen Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility Services in the Library
Information on accessible formats, media captioning, and shifting to alternate accessible course delivery modes, please visit Library Accessibility Services, or email Kelly Dermody: email@example.com
Library Spaces and Research Hubs
All Library spaces and research hubs are closed until further notice. Services and resources will remain available, but may be limited, at this time.
Archives and Special Collections, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Collaboratory, please email: email@example.com
Geospatial Map & Data Centre, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience Lab, please email: email@example.com
Note: the Library DME is offering all of their tutorials online.