Book A Desk

The SLC is open starting September 8th, 2020 at a reduced capacity. We are focused on accommodating individual students whose home is not a suitable environment for academic study, who need a quiet, distraction-free space with reliable internet to attend online classes or to study. 

If you are able to study from home, that is the best and first option.In order to visit the SLC, students must book a reservation through our internal booking system or have an appointment booked through Academic Accommodation Support (AAS), the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC), or the Ryerson University Library Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience Lab (DME).

You can book a desk up to 5 days in advance. The longest single sessions available in a day are 5 hours (from 8AM-1PM) and 6 hrs (from 2PM-8PM) as the SLC will be closed for cleaning each day from 1PM-2PM. You will be able to book a max of 20 hours per week, you may divide those hours within the week in a way that works best for you — there is no daily limit.

Please note the 7th floor Graduate Study Space will remain only available to Ryerson graduate students. Upon arrival undergraduate students will not be able to access this space using their OneCards, we ask that you book a desk outside of the indicated ‘Grad Space’ when booking on the 7th floor.

If you are a Graduate Student and wish to book a desk in the 7th Floor Grad Space, please ask your program to contact the OneCard Office on your behalf to ensure you have access to this part of the SLC.

Collaborative Group Work Rooms (CGWRs) are currently offline. 

Masks musts be worn while inside the SLC, this is the best way to keep our community safe.  An individual may temporarily and briefly remove a mask or face covering when necessary to eat or hydrate. We ask that your mask stay on whenever possible. If you don’t have a mask we will provide you with one. 

This is in alignment with Ryerson’s Mask Policy and the City of Toronto Bylaw.

If you are able to wear a mask and choose not to, or if you choose to ignore social distancing, here is what to expect:

An SLC staff member will talk with you and remind you of our guidelines.

If our staff again see that you are not seated in your assigned seating or are not wearing a mask, you will be reminded a second time.

A third time will result in being asked to leave the SLC for the remainder of the day.

You can continue to book at the SLC, however if you continue to choose not to comply we may have to remove your booking privileges in the future. We can only operate if we all do our part.

Please arrive at the SLC with your OneCard and be prepared to show your reservation email confirmation at check-in. Login to our booking system using your MyRyerson login credentials.


For detailed instructions on how to use our booking system check out our Instagram @ryersonslc or read our Booking a Desk blog post. For more information on what to expect while at the SLC read our post ‘The SLC is Reopening! Here’s what you need to know!’

If you have any accessibility questions or concerns regarding our booking system or locating your assigned desk, please contact us at