Distance/Online Learning: Welcome

How to use and access the RIT Library from a distance - a guide to orient you to the tools, resources and people available to help you!.


Hello! My name is Ryan Tolnay and I am the Global, University Studies, and School of Individualized Study Liaison Librarian. Although I am located here in Rochester, I am here to support RIT students in New York and all over the world at our global campuses!

The RIT Library collections consist of: 

I can assist you with accessing these library resources, finding books and articles on a research topic, or anything else related to academic research. RIT Libraries remains committed to our students, no matter where they are in the world!

If you have any questions about this guide or accessing library resources while studying abroad, please feel free to contact me by clicking on the green button that says Chat/Email/Appointments at the top of this guide.


Ryan Tolnay (he/him)

Global, University Studies, and SOIS Liaison Librarian



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Please contact your librarian with any questions.

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