Ryerson OneCard

Continuing education students are eligible for Ryerson University’s official photo ID/OneCard. The card displays your name, photo, student number, library bar code, and status at the University (e.g., Chang School student). Although the card is currently not mandatory, one is required to take out equipment. Please check with your instructor for details.

The Ryerson OneCard is much more than the official photo ID card for Chang School students:

  • It’s the library card at Ryerson as well as affiliated universities.
  • It’s a copy card and a laser print card at all student machines. Funds are loaded to your “Campus Fund” account for copying, printing, food service locations, and vending machines equipped with a card reader. This feature is called stored value purchases (SVP).
  • Special commuter meal plans are available to OneCard holders.
  • It’s required for RAC/MAC memberships.
  • It’s required for security access to labs in certain classes.

Photo ID Card

For Chang School students, the one-time cost of the card is $20 (or $35 if security access is required).

To get your card, you must be enrolled in the current term. Visit Jorgenson Hall, room JOR02, and bring the following items with you:

  1. Ryerson Student Number
  2. Two pieces of ID (one must be a valid government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s licence, passport, or citizenship or OHIP card, and must include a current photo). International students must present a valid passport.

The Ryerson OneCard will be valid for the term in which you are enrolled. Upon registration for each subsequent term, your card will automatically be activated.

Non-Photo Library Card

Library Cards are available for distance education, continuing education and other Chang School students who wish to borrow physical items from the Ryerson Library or from other participating university libraries in Canada (Inter-University Borrowing).

Students have two options: they can choose to apply for a free Library Card at the Circulation Desk by showing their paid fee statements or a letter of acceptance, or they may purchase a Ryerson Photo ID card from the OneCard office. Library cards must be revalidated each term. Loan periods depend on individual items, but generally books may be borrowed for two weeks, with three renewals. Only two reserve items and three periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time. Interlibrary loans are free.

Note: Access to articles and all Library e-resources is now available using your my.ryerson username and password. A Library Card is no longer required for this service. For more information about accessing e-resources from off-campus, check our Accessing Journals and Articles from Home page.

Non-Photo Cash Card

If you do not wish to purchase the Ryerson OneCard, you may purchase a generic Cash Card for the ease of stored value purchases (SVP). For $5 you will receive a card containing $4 of spendable funds. You can continue to add funds to this card.

Non-photo Cash Cards are not personalized and can be used by anyone holding them unless you report them as lost. Please note your card account number for that purpose. The number is the 10 digits on the front of the card. You can purchase a non-photo Cash Card at the OneCard office or at 14 PHIL machines on campus. These non-photo Cash Cards must be initially activated at the PHIL machine following the instructions given when purchasing the card.

Contact Us

In person: Jorgenson Hall, room JOR02, 380 Victoria Street
By phone: 416.979.5000, ext. 7565
By email: onecard@ryerson.ca
Website: www.ryerson.ca/onecard
Facebook: RUonecard
Twitter: RUonecard