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FAQ: Print Pickup

I have my assigned pickup date and time, but I can’t make it. What should I do? 

You may make any changes needed to your appointment slot within Google Calendar.  If you experience difficulty, simply email us at to arrange for a new pickup date and time.

We will keep your item(s) on hold for 5 business days, but you must change your appointment slot or contact us at access@ryerson.can for a new pickup date and time.

With your health and safety in mind, we are limiting the pickup line to those with appointments.

What is the wait time for requested items?

Pickups will usually be available within 3-4 business days. You may be contacted earlier. If there is high demand for available print items, it may take longer to provide you with a pickup appointment slot.

If I’m not able to pick-up, how can I get the print items that I need?

If you only need an article or a book chapter, we may be able to scan that content and send it to you.  Within reason, you can also contact us at to request that the items be mailed to your home.

The items I need are currently checked out, what do I do?

Since March 16, the Library has been unable to recall books due to COVID-19. We are now allowing the return of items. We will do our best to provide the books that you request, but there may be some books that we are unable to provide access to at this time.

Can I request items from other Libraries?

Interlibrary Loan for print books reopened on September 7, 2021.

How many books can I request through the Print Pick-up service? 

You can request up to 10 items at a time.

How do I return items that I have checked out?

In person Book Return is now available, without appointment. You will need your OneCardto to gain access to the building.  Book Return Bins have been set up just inside the entryway on Lower Ground level.

I cannot come to Campus, how can I return my items?

Library items can be sent by mail to the Ryerson Library:

Ryerson Library
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 2K3

Can I access the building to use a washroom?

Public washrooms are located within the building and cleaned daily.  Your OneCard is needed to gain access to the building.

What materials are available for pickup?

At this time we are offering access to print books that are not available electronically.