Update: A previous version of this article did not state PawCharge’s involvement in the initiative. The headline has been altered to acknowledge the hot spot lending initiative is not for certain, but rather, in discussion. The Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) is in the planning stages of lending Wi-Fi hot spot devices to students. The RULA, the Borrowing Lending […]
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Caution tape continues to block off a sizeable part of the Ryerson Library Building’s seventh floor as a result of heavy rainfall over the summer. Ceiling tiles are missing, study booths are covered in plastic and garbage pails have been placed to catch any dripping water. Approximately 100 study booths and two study rooms are closed due to repairs in […]
Innovators, designers and storytellers got together in groups at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday. By the end of the day, each group had to present an innovative idea for the library of the future. Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone, Penguin Random House and the Toronto Reference Library collaborated to hold the very first #YourFry Library Design Challenge. The hashtag #YourFry signifies […]
Reporters Rachel Surman and Rebecka Calderwood are spending the day at the Toronto Reference Library at the #Yourfry Library Design Challenge.
Graduate students can now register for a stack access card that will allow them to use the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library for the 2014-15 academic year. This announcement comes after Ryerson declined to renew its borrower’s agreement with the U of T libraries this September. The decision was due to increasing costs and a decline in student use. Typically the […]
Ryerson faculty and graduate students will now have to fork over an extra $310 if they want to borrow from the largest academic library in Canada. On Sept. 1, Ryerson decided not to renew its borrower’s agreement with the University of Toronto Libraries due to a decline in usage and increasing costs. The decision was made after a discussion between […]
Two years ago, a small room on the seventh floor of the library building acted as a repository for odds and ends of clothing donated to the Ryerson School of Fashion. Underused and barely accessible to students, the fashion research collection was little more than a misnomer. When Ingrid Mida discovered it as a student in the master of arts […]
A man allegedly involved in two instances of “indecent behaviour” in the school library has been arrested for trespassing. According to a Ryerson security alert, the man was arrested Aug. 29 after an incident on the building’s seventh floor. Security services say a female student was studying in a cubicle when she noticed a suspect looking at her from underneath the desk of […]
If you want fast wireless Internet, go to the library, but stay away from the study cubicles. A Ryersonian test of the school’s Wi-Fi speeds found that users can get speeds of over 100 megabits per second in less crowded areas of the library — the fastest on campus. Megabits are a measure of data transfer speed. Eight megabits is […]
Behind the tall glass walls of the Ryerson Archives is a display honouring the life of a former Ryerson professor who later became one of Canada’s leading political figures: Jack Layton. Shortly after his death in 2011, his family donated over 1,400 of his books to Ryerson. Approximately 500 are circulating around the library, while the rest can be found […]
By Jessica Vitullo and Calvin Dao Loaned-out laptops are in high demand among Ryerson students who take advantage of the school’s mobile learning tools, results from a recent online survey suggest. More than 87 per cent of the survey’s respondents said laptops are the tool they most need for their academic endeavours. According to Weina Wang, Ryerson’s borrowing and lending services […]
The provost and vice president of Ryerson is standing by the university’s decision to renew the library-borrowing agreement with U of T, which allows undergraduate and graduate students to take out books from their library. But Jane Schmidt, the head of collections at the Ryerson Library, told The Ryersonian last week that she thinks the money spent on the U of […]
Outside library borrowing deals are delaying conversations between students and librarians about Ryerson’s own library collection, says Jane Schmidt, Ryerson’s head of collections librarian. Ryerson renewed an agreement with the University of Toronto at the beginning of the month that pays for graduate students and faculty to borrow U of T materials that are not found in Ryerson’s library. Schmidt […]