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Ryerson Students

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

During registration week, all full and part-time Ryerson undergraduate and graduate students are issued a OneCard; this is your library card. For undergraduate students, loan periods depend on individual items, but generally books may be borrowed for 3 weeks, with 4 renewals. Only 2 reserve items and 3 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time. For graduate students, loan periods depend on items borrowed, but generally most books may be borrowed for 120 days, with 4 renewals. 4 reserve items and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.

Continuing, Distance and other Chang School Students

Continuing Education, Distance Education and other Chang School Students have two options for getting a Library card:

  • Get a free library card at the Circulation Desk in the Library by showing a paid fee statement or letter of acceptance; or
  • Get a free OneCard by applying online via the OneCard website.

LIFE Institute Members

LIFE Institute members must produce a current LIFE membership card and one piece of photo I/D at the Circulation Desk in order to obtain a library card for access to all library resources, including remote access to library electronic resources, for one full year

Cards must be re-validated each term. Loan periods depend on individual items, but generally books may be borrowed for 3 weeks, with 4 renewals. Only 2 reserve items and 3 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.