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Food For Fines is the first Tuesday of every month!!

December 2nd, 2014

Patrons (including faculty and staff) are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donations for the SAMRU Peer Support Centre Food Bank on the first Tuesday of every month and receive up to $5.00 off of their library account fines.  It is a maximum $5.00 reduction in fines per month.

Items in high demand include: powdered or canned milk; canned tuna, salmon or meat; canned fruits and vegetables; sugar, coffee, and tea; peanut butter; pasta and pasta sauce; baby food and baby formula.  There is also a great need for toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, baby care items, toilet paper and feminine hygiene products.

Even if you don’t have any Library fines, please consider making a donation, your generosity will be appreciated.

Please call 403-440-6019 or drop by the Circulation Desk for more information.

Extended Library Hours

November 28th, 2014


Do you have papers due? Do you need a place to study for exams? The Mount Royal University Library’s extended hours begin on November 30th and run until December 19th. We will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 1:00am and Saturday-Sunday from 10:00am to 1:00am. Come see us in the evenings for some Tender Library Care (TLC) with free hot drinks, a puzzle table, crosswords puzzles and Sudoku.


Remembrance Day

November 10th, 2014

The MRU Library will NOT be open November 11, 2014 to observe Remembrance Day.

Mount Royal University (Lincoln Park, EA, EB, EC and Parkade) will be CLOSED from 6 am to 6 pm.

Mount Royal University Recreation is OPEN from 9 am to 8 pm.

Institutional Repository now available

October 16th, 2014

Just in time for Open Access week, the Library is very pleased to announce that the Mount Royal University Institutional Repository (MRUIR) is now available for viewing and deposit (

The Institutional Repository (IR) is a digital resource that captures and showcases the scholarship, research and intellectual contributions created by Mount Royal faculty and students. By centrally collecting research publications, data, scholarly endeavours, and creative achievements, we are able to preserve, promote and provide free and open access to the excellent work done at the University, while meeting open access requirements of key granting agencies. Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week events at MRU – October 20 – 28

October 16th, 2014

Monday October 20th 10:00 am-11:30 am Location: T107

Open Textbooks: Opening the doors to education (Webinar)
Amanda Coolidge, Manager of Open Education at BCcampus, will provide an overview of the BC Open Textbook Project. She will share with faculty the challenges and successes of open education and provide resources to help faculty adopt, adapt or create their own open educational resources.
Sponsored by: Mount Royal University Library

Monday October 20, 1:00-2:00 pm Location: Library Boardroom (G201)

OA Week Kickoff Event (Webinar)
This panel representing research funders, university administrators, and scholarly societies will discuss how Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers, and how institutions can support researchers in making their work Open.
Presented by: World Bank and SPARC

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Webinar on Open Textbooks – October 20

October 14th, 2014

MRU Library Open Access Week Speaker Series:

Open Textbooks: Opening the doors to education

In October 2012, the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education announced its support for the creation of open textbooks for the 40 highest-enrolled first and second year subject areas in the province’s public post-secondary system. In May 2014 we received funds for a further 20 open textbooks for skills training and technical programs to support the priorities in B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint.

Amanda Coolidge, Manager of Open Education at BCcampus, will provide an overview of the BC Open Textbook Project. She will share with faculty the challenges and successes of open education and provide resources to help faculty adopt, adapt or create their own open educational resources.

Live webcast: Monday October 20th 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Room: T107

Break Up Your Day presentation on October 14 from 10-11:30 am

October 10th, 2014

Break Up Your Day
What is the “sitting disease”
Do you have it? What can you do about it?

Hosted by Mount Royal University’s Library, this presentation will examine the evidence behind “sitting disease” and the damaging effects of a sedentary lifestyle, particularly at work. The presenters, Dr. Trevor Day and Dr. Nishan Sharma will also discuss some preliminary data from their own investigations on the effects of sitting and discuss some future directions of their work.

October 14, 2014
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
T107, limited seating available Read the rest of this entry »

10th Annual United Way Book Sale!

October 7th, 2014

The 10th Annual Library United Way Book Sale is happening on Thurs Nov 13th, 2014!

Join the cause by donating:

  • until Nov 12th
  • at the Library Admin office (G201)
  • or the Library Circulation Desk (G100)

Shop at the Sale – 9 am to 4 pm in front of the Library:

  • new and used books, CDs, DVDs, videos, albums and more
  • fiction and nonfiction
  • recently published textbooks
  • $1/item

All proceeds go to the United Way of Calgary.

New to the A – Z Resource List

August 27th, 2014

We have been busy over the Spring and Summer months! Here are the newest offerings that have been added to our A – Z Resource List:

  • ACLS Humanities Ebooks
    ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of approximately 4,000 books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.
  • Comprehensive Physiology
    Comprehensive Physiology is the most authoritative and comprehensive collection of physiology information ever assembled, and uses the most powerful features of review journals and electronic reference works. Each article is commissioned not only to cover the latest key developments in the field, but to be the authoritative article on the subject.
  • Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
    The most comprehensive and most detailed treatment of molecular biology, cell biology and molecular medicine available today -designed in collaboration with a founding board of 10 Nobel laureates. As such, the Encyclopedia provides a single-source library of the molecular basis of life, with a focus on molecular medicine, discussing in detail the latest advances of the post-genomic era.
  • Joanna Briggs
    Provider: Ovid
    Description: This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI.
  • JoVE – Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
    This Science Education video collection demonstrates how to execute basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology. Each video shows practical applications of the techniques and other complementary skills.
  • JoVE – General Laboratory Techniques
    This premier collection exhibits how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video allows you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Test in Print
  • Mount Royal University Institutional Repository (MRUIR)
    Provider: MRU
    Description: The institutional repository (IR) is a searchable digital open access collection showcasing the scholarship, research, and intellectual contributions of the Mount Royal University community
  • Mount Royal University Journal System (MRUJS)
    Provider: MRU
    Description:A searchable platform which provides access to full-text open access journals published at Mount Royal University.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Provider: Oxford University Press
    Description:The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
    Provider: ProQuest
    Description: The world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress, includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together with over 1 million full-text dissertations.
  • PsycTESTS
    Provider: Ebsco
    Description: PsycTESTS® is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery Part 1
    Provider: Gale Cengage
    Description: Debates over Slavery and Abolition contains 7,277 books and pamphlets, more than 80 newspaper and periodical titles, and 18 major manuscript collections.
  • State Papers Online Part 3
    Provider: Gale Cengage
    Description: The third of the four-part archive, State Papers Online, Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I – Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic gives researchers access to the domestic state papers from the reign of James I through the reign of Anne I.

Interested in working for the library?

August 6th, 2014

We are currently looking for casual library assistants to work evenings and weekends during the upcoming academic year. Details on the position’s duties, qualifications, and how to apply can be found on the Mount Royal HR website. The deadline to apply is August 29, 2014.

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