Faculty & Staff

Library cards are valid for the term of employment; must be activated at the circulation desk and re-activated if a contract is extended or renewed.

Full-time Faculty & Staff:

  • employees with contracts for greater than 4 months will be issued a Ryerson OneCard through the OneCard office.
  • sessional instructors and Post-doctoral fellows should bring a copy of their contract to the Library when activating their cards.
  • loans periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally Ryerson staff may borrow books for 4 weeks, with 3 renewals. Faculty may borrow books for 100 days with one renewal. 4 reserve items and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.

Contract/Part-time Faculty & Staff:

  • contract/part-time faculty and staff may apply for a library card at the circulation desk by presenting their OneCard and proof of employment provided by Human Resources.
  • loan periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally Ryerson staff may borrow books for 4 weeks, with 3 renewals. Faculty may borrow books for 100 days with one renewal. 4 reserve items and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.

Instructors Between Contracts:

Research Assistants, Graduate/Teaching Assistants:

  • research assistants, graduate/teaching assistants may be issued a Ryerson Staff OneCard by the OneCard office (depending on contract period).
  • other research assistants who are paid directly from Faculty Research accounts must apply for library privileges, this downloadable application must be authorized by the hiring faculty member. 
  • loans periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally books may be borrowed for 4 weeks, with 3 renewals. Graduate/Teaching Assistants who are also graduate students should have the same privileges as Graduate Students (100 days with one renewal). 4 reserve items and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.