Affiliated & External Borrowers

Adjunct Professors

  • Adjunct professors may apply for library privileges at the Library Circulation Desk or download the pdf Adjunct Professor Library Card Application form.
  • Applications must have signed authorization by the Chair of the Department/School.

Visiting Scholars/Fellows

  • Library privileges (including Interlibrary Loan) may be granted after completing the Visiting Scholar/Fellow Library Card Application Form
  • Applications must have signed authorization by the Chair/Director of the Department/School.
  • Loan periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally Ryerson books may be borrowed for 4 weeks with 3 renewals. 4 reserve items, and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.

Field Instructor

  • Field instructors may apply for library privileges (same as Visiting Scholars) at the Circulation Desk or download the pdf Field Instructor Library Card Application Form
  • Applications must have signed authorization by the Chair of the Department/School.
  • Loan periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally books may be borrowed for 4 weeks with 3 renewals. 4 reserve items, and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.
  • Interlibrary loans are not available.

Affiliated Borrowers

  • application forms are available at the Circulation Desk or you can download a pdf Affiliated Borrower Library Card Application form
  • individuals who volunteer or work part time at Ryerson may apply for affiliated borrower cards.
  • applications have signed approval by the Dean of the Faculty and payment authorized to cover the $75 external borrower fee.
  • affiliated borrowers may borrow 10 books at one time. No reference or reserve items may be borrowed.
  • does not include off-campus access to the library’s electronic resources.
  • interlibrary loans are not available.

External Borrowers

  • individuals who are residents of Toronto GTA may apply for external borrowers’ card.
  • the fee is $75, non refundable.
  • card is valid for a 12-month period from the date of purchase.
  • may borrow 10 books at one time. No periodicals, reference, reserve items or audio-visual materials may be borrowed.
  • does not include access to the library’s electronic resources.
  • interlibrary loans are not available.

Direct Borrowers

  • students, Faculty and Staff from all Canadian universities (with the exception of University of Toronto undergraduate students) may apply for a Direct Borrower Card from the Ryerson circulation desk
  • check the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement to be sure that you are eligible and have the appropriate identification from your home university and one piece of Govt-issued photo I/D with address.
  • may borrow 10 items at one time with a loan period for most items of 2 weeks. No periodical or reserve items may be borrowed.
  • interlibrary loans are not available.