Re-lamping Project on floors 1-4

The ceiling lights on some of the Library floors will be re-lamped over the next month, which  involves replacing plastic lens covers and upgrading the light fixtures with LED bulbs.  Work will be taking place during off-peak hours of library usage and when the Library is closed. The lights on floors 6-10 and a portion of those on the 5th floor were retrofitted during the fall of last year.  This second phase of the project will address the remaining lights on the 5th floor, as well as those that require replacement on floors 1 – 4.  The project’s anticipated date of completion is February 20th.  The contractor will attempt to ensure that disruption is minimized, particularly on the 2nd floor, during the period between 11:00pm and 1:00am, when the Library is still open. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

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.


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.