Library & Archives will be closed on Monday, October 8 for Thanksgiving. We’re open regular hours this weekend and during Reading Week.
Enjoy the long weekend—you deserve a break!
New to Ryerson? Navigating an academic library can be confusing but help is available! Here are tips to help you get started!
Library resources are spread across 9 floors.
Get started by finding the Library! The main floor of the Library is on the 2nd floor of the Library building. From there, you can take the stairs or elevator up to floors 3-9. Included in the Library is a renovated quiet study space on the 4th floor, the Ryerson Archives & Special Collections, and the sun soaked 8th floor. Feel free to explore on your own or book a tour.
Online. Online. Connect to online resources from the Library website.
Your OneCard is your Library card.
Surprise! We have books!
The best way to start a search for a book (or any Library resource) is on the RULA homepage. From the home page, enter the information you have about the book. If the item is available, note the floor and call number – that’s how you’ll find the book. If the title is an eBook or electronic journal, click the link and you’ll be prompted to login to myRyerson.
The Library is so much more than books.
Unexpected things you can borrow from the Library include board games, calculators, and cutting mats. We also have laptops for 4-hour loan and equipment like DSLR cameras for 48-hour loan. To borrow a laptop or DME equipment, fill out the online form before the first time you need the borrow.
Feel free to ask staff for help anytime. We’re available by phone, online, and in person.
Welcome to Ryerson!
All Ryerson instructors and staff are required to use two-factor authentication in order to access Library eResources, eHR, RAMSS, and D2L Brightspace as of August 1, 2018.
Step 2: Add two-factor to your Ryerson account
(i) Log in to my.ryerson with your username and password.
(ii) Look for the Self Service module and click Personal Account.
(iii) Under the Security section, click Two-Factor Authentication.
If you don’t have a mobile phone or prefer not to use your phone, you can use a universal second factor (U2F) security key or a one-time verification (OTV) code generator. Check with your department for approval purchasing a U2F or OTV.
Two-factor is the best way to protect your Ryerson account and the information in it. With two-factor enabled, even if someone guesses or steals your password, they won’t be able to access your account without something only you would have, such as your phone. It will also protect your account from attackers in cases such as payroll diversions, identity theft, theft of intellectual property, and exam data.
We’re recruiting Ryerson students to fill various student staff positions at RULA! Students interested in working at the Library during fall/winter 2018-2019 should visit our Student Jobs page for details. Applications are due Monday, August 13—apply soon!
It’s time for summer projects at the Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) and we’re fortunate to have wonderful student staff here to help. Read on to learn about some of our projects and the roles of student staff.
Anish is our Weekend Circulation Assistant. He’s available to help you access Library materials and answer borrower questions on Sundays. On weekdays this summer, Anish is meeting people from all over the world and helping them learn about Toronto as staff at a hotel.
Claire assists visitors in two popular Ryerson buildings–the Library and the Student Learning Centre–as a Library/SLC Specialist. As part of the front-line services team, Claire provides information about programs and facilities in the Library, SLC, and the University. You’ll also spot her assisting with special events and conducting head counts. Claire’s excited to help people learn more about the campus and the Ryerson community all summer.
Hafsa works behind the scenes as a Library Digitization Projects Assistant. Hafsa is helping to serve patrons in a variety of ways by supporting eReserve, Interlibrary Loan, and Accessibility Services. The range of projects and the opportunity to work alongside RULA staff are some of the reasons Hafsa is enjoying her summer at RULA.
Mathura works with staff in Development and Library Client Services as a Special Project Assistant. By bringing the student perspective to projects like reviewing Library policies and the Library student employment program, Mathura is contributing to the continuous enhancement of front-line services at RULA. Outside of work, Mathura looks forward to exploring Toronto this summer.
Are you a Ryerson student interested in joining the team? Keep an eye on our Student Jobs page and social channels.
With Victoria Day unofficially kicking off the summer this weekend and RULA closed on Monday, we hope you have more time to relax and recharge. If you’re looking to relax by watching a film and can’t make it to the cinema, RULA has you covered. View our guide on online streaming services available to the Ryerson community and list of available documentary films.
Looking for a great film and not sure where to start? Below you’ll find lists of the top streamed films in the RULA collection.
10. Tough Guise 2
9. The Battle of Algiers
8. I Am Not Your Negro
7. Fall and Winter: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century
6. Flow: Psychology, Creativity, & Optimal Experience
5. Not Just a Game
4. Killing Us Softly
3. Class Dismissed
2. The Codes of Gender
1. Stuart Hall: Race – the Floating Signifier
10. We Were Children
9. Toronto Boom Town
8. Flemingdon Park: The Global Village
7. Invisible City
6. Hi-Ho Mistahey! (Short Version)
4. First Stories – Two Spirited
3. Last Chance
2. Journey to Justice
1. We Regret to Inform You…
If you’ve visited the Digital Media Experience Lab this winter, you may have noticed some changes based on community feedback. Here’s a roundup of those improvements:
Is the DME all new to you? The DME is a makerspace, fabrication lab and digital media production facility open to all Ryerson students and faculty. Drop by anytime the DME is open or sign up for a tutorial to learn more.
Seven days a week, the Library is open to 1:00 a.m. We couldn’t do this without the help of our trusty Student Library Assistants.
They’re here late into the night and on the weekends. Maybe they’ve helped you find a book after class or you’ve seen them take headouts in the Library. Maybe they’ve help you with printing after CCS Tech Help has gone home or you’ve seen them tidy up study spaces after most people have left. Our Student Library Assistants are an integral part of the RULA team and we consider them student experts on using RULA. Today, we feature three of our student staff as they share tips for using the Library and exploring the city.
Favourite Spot in Toronto: My favourite spot would have to be Kensington Market. I love the vibrant colours and the wall art as well as the little restaurants. It’s an inspiring neighbourhood for creatives.
Advice for Library Patrons: An advice would be to respect the space, throw away your garbage, and leave your station clean for the next person using it after you.
Favourite Spot in Toronto: My favourite activity in the city is taking the ferry to Centre Island.
Advice for Library Patrons: A tip I have for students is to not give up when a book you need isn’t available at the Ryerson Library. Through RACER you can request a book from other university libraries. So before buying a book outright, try your luck by making a request through the RACER program.
Favourite Spot in Toronto: The Scarborough Bluffs are amazing!
Advice for Library Patrons: In the Library, quiet is key. Most of us here in the evening are trying to finish that paper due at 11:59 p.m. on D2L, and a stress-free work environment can be the difference between a pass and a fail, so I’d say quiet helps you and everyone around you.
For details about any of the policies and resources mentioned, check our website or speak to Library staff!