Around the province: Ryerson launches self-serve library kiosk

RULA self-serve kiosk

Located in the lobby of the Ryerson library, this touchscreen application was developed in-house by the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) team to help with wayfinding and provide information on library resources and services.

The RULA kiosk will help patrons navigate the library, map books to their location using the Bookfinder app, find available computers, see what events are going on, and identify academic support services in the building.

Since being launched in September, the statistics show that the kiosk is heavily used to locate books – over 1,000 searches to date. Popular searches also include mapping specific locations in the library, as well as the real-time display of available computers.