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Longer Laptop Loans

Due to popular demand, the loan period for laptops has been increased to four hours from three. In the near future additional laptops will be added to this programme.

Text-message from the Library Catalogue

Found something interesting in the catalogue but don’t have a pen? Now you can text or email yourself the call number of the book. Look for this button in any catalogue record. The text message will contain the location, title and call number of the item.

Note: If you don’t have a text plan for your phone, carrier charges may apply.

Track Your Reading History

Want to be able to look back and see what you have read or checked out of the Ryerson Library in the past? Now there is a new option available under “Check Your File” that allows you to save your Reading History.

To set up this feature:

  1. Log into your Library Account using Check Your File.
  2. Click on “My Reading History” in the left column.
  3. Click on “Turn on Reading History” on the right.

After you enable your Reading History, every item that you check out from that point on will be recorded even after the item has been returned. Normally the system does not retain this information. By turning on your Reading History you are giving permission for the data to be retained.

At any time you can delete any or all of the titles in your Reading History. To discontinue Reading History Collection completely, clear all the titles from your history then click “Turn Off Reading History“.

SPIE Digital Library Now Available

The SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) Digital Library provides access to more than 200,000 tehcnical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. It is the most extensive resource available on optics, photonics, optoelectronics and imaging and includes access to the following journals:

Installation of New Shelving on 7th Floor

On Friday, March 9, 2007, new shelving will be installed on the 7th floor of the Library.

Throughout the day, the 7th floor may be noisy and some areas may be closed off. For quiet study, please go to the 8th, 9th or 10th floors.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Borrow a Laptop!

The Library now has 30 wireless-enabled laptops available for borrowing from the Circulation Desk. Laptops may be borrowed for 3 hours while the Library is open. The first time you borrow a laptop, you will need to bring a completed copy of our Laptop Loan Agreement form to the Circulation Desk. More information can be found on our Laptop Loan pages.

New Computer Lab on 3rd Floor

The computer lab in LIB393A is now open for student use Monday to Friday from 8:00 am until 11:45 pm whenever it is not being used for classes. This lab contains 36 PCs with access to the Internet and the same software that is available in the Library’s Information Commons.

PCs in Group Study Rooms

PCs have been installed in six of the Library’s group study rooms (LIB562, LIB565, LIB762, LIB859, LIB860 and LIB864). These PCs provide access to the same software as the PCs in the Library’s Information Commons and to the Internet. To book one of these rooms for your group, please use the Study Room Booking page.

Get it! Links in Google Scholar

Google Scholar now includes links to the print and electronic journal resources that are available from the Ryerson Library. A Get it! @ Ryerson link indicates that electronic full text is available for that resources. A Check Ryerson Library/ILL link lets you check to see if we have a print copy of the item and, if not, order it via the Library’s free Interlibrary Loan service.

On-campus users will automatically see Get it! @ Ryerson and Check Ryerson Library/ILL links in Google Scholar.

Off-campus users will need to set Google Preferences to see the links in Google Scholar as follows:

  • Go to Google Scholar
  • Click on Scholar Preferences
  • Type Ryerson in the Library Links box
  • Select Ryerson from the list of libraries
  • Save Preferences