Happy Valentine’s Day from RULA!

Valentine’s Day happens during the coldest time of year so why not curl up somewhere warm with a classic love story?

Some classic romantic books we have in our collection include:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Grey by E.L. James

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman (coming soon)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

We also have a vast number of movies available in our collection including:



Brokeback Mountain

The Notebook

Lady and the Tramp

It Happened One Night

You can also check out the list of romance movies that the Ryerson community has access to through Kanopy streaming, including indie films, documentaries, and classics:


Happy Valentine’s Day from RULA!



Behind the Scenes of Accessible Content

We are pleased to share a video that Scholars Portal has produced about the Accessible Content ePortal (ACE), a service that students registered with Ryerson’s Student Learning Support services can use: https://youtu.be/QsURuUpnqTc

 This video shows how Accessible Content ePortal (ACE) service support staff convert library print materials into accessible formats, following the progression of a digitization request from the initial meeting with an accessibility coordinator to the moment the library user is able to read the book using their preferred technology.

The Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE) supports users with print disabilities at participating Ontario universities and colleges by making library collections accessible through an online platform. ACE contains a variety of library books which have been digitized and made available in accessible formats. Eligible users can also request books to be digitized and added to the collection on demand through our on-demand digitization service.  A centralized and standardized production centre is provided by our digitization partner Internet Archive Canada, allowing participating schools to access high-quality digitized materials in five accessible formats.


For more information about ACE, please visit: http://guides.scholarsportal.info/ace/portal

If you have any questions or comments, please contact ace@scholarsportal.info


MAP (Museum + Arts Pass) Program Passes Available

Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) is pleased to participate in an exciting collaboration with Toronto Public Library and the University of Toronto that will enable Ryerson students to explore some of Toronto’s top cultural venues for FREE.

To participate in this program, Ryerson students 18 years of age and over must obtain a MAP booklet from the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Ryerson Library. Students will need to present a valid student OneCard to receive a MAP booklet.

Upon obtaining a MAP booklet, students must then visit one of the five participating TPL branches (City HallLillian H. SmithParliament StreetScarborough Civic Centre and Toronto Reference Library) to “activate” their MAP booklet.  In order to activate the pass, students need to have a valid Toronto Public Library card. Library cards are free to anyone living, studying or working in the City of Toronto.

The pass is good for free admission for two to any one of seven participating MAP venues: the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Bata Shoe Museum, the Aga Khan Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village City of Toronto Historic Sites, and the Textile Museum of Canada.