Loan periods are calculated based upon usage of materials.

Fines are applicable for late returns, lost or damaged items.

Books

Format Location Loan Period Renew? Holds? Bookable? Limits
Books (Stacks) 6th-10th floor 2 weeks (undergraduates);
4 weeks (staff)
3 Yes No N/A
Books (Stacks)  6th-10th floor  100 days (faculty & grad students, see long term loans note) 1 Yes No N/A
Books (Reserve) Reserve (2nd floor) 2 hours;
24 hours
No No No depending on borrower types(see library cards)
Popular Reading 2nd floor 2 weeks 3 Yes No N/A

Media (Audio-Visual)

Format Location Loan Period Renew? Holds? Bookable? Limits
CD (Music) Cabinet
(5th Floor)
2 weeks 3 Yes No 10
Sound Effects Cabinet (5th Floor) 3 days No No No 4
Videos & DVD (Reserve) Reserve
(2nd floor)
2 hours No No Yes (Ryerson only) 2
Videos & DVD AV shelves
(5th floor)
3 days No No Yes 4

For more information including liability, please see Borrowing AV Material.

Technology & Equipment

Format Location Loan Period Renew? Holds? Book? Limits
Calculators Reserve (2nd floor) 4 hours No No No 1
Cassette &
CD Players
Reserve (2nd floor) 4 hours No No No 1
DVD Players Reserve (2nd floor) 4 hours No No No 1
Headphones Reserve (2nd floor) 4 hours No No No 1
Laptops Reserve (2nd floor) 4 hours No No No 1
Smart Board
Markers
Reserve (2nd floor) 4 hours No No No 1

If the user’s card expires prior to the item’s due date, the card’s expiry date becomes the item’s due date.

Special Loans

Special Loans may be issued for periodicals, reference books, maps and non-circulating books for brief periods of time under certain circumstances such as class presentations. Loans must be made in person. Consult with the Reference staff for more information.

Extended Loans

Loan periods may be extended in certain circumstances, for example, over holiday periods. Some restrictions apply; users must make requests in person at the Reference Desk.

Long-term Loans for Faculty and Graduate Students

All faculty and graduate students have 100 day loans for regular circulating 2-week books only with the option for one renewal. Many faculty and graduate students have indicated that they would like to have longer loan periods due to the nature of their academic work, and without the requirement to continually renew items.

Long-term loans will only apply to items in the regular circulating collection, and excludes 7-day loans, items on reserve, and the Audio-Visual collection. Long-term loans will still be subject to holds and recalls.

The Library hopes that long-term loans will support the teaching and research needs of faculty and graduate students.

Maximum Items Borrowed

For full and part-time students, faculty, and staff there is no limit placed on the number of books Ryerson borrowers may borrow at one time. However, restrictions are placed on items from the Reserve and Audio Visual collections.

Alumni, borrowers from other universities, and external borrowers can borrow a maximum of 10 items.