MRU Library

Library Catalogue Outage

April 17th, 2014

In order to update security,  the library catalogue will be intermittently unavailable Thursday April 17 between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

You may encounter 404 error messages when searching the catalogue or when linking to books from the discovery search tool.

Access to databases will NOT be affected by this outage, thanks for your patience.

Interlibrary Loans – Across the Globe!

April 11th, 2014

In the past year, Mount Royal University Library has supplied materials to:

- Lebanon   S. Korea   Australia   England   Denmark   Scotland   Hungary   Brazil   China   Spain   Netherlands   France   Egypt        Slovakia   Argentina   Finland   New Zealand   Norway   South Africa

- And the USA including:  Harvard U, MIT, Duke U, Columbia U, Johns Hopkins U, and the NASA Langley Research Center

We have also borrowed materials from:

- Germany   Spain   Japan   India   Australia   South Africa   Poland   Denmark   Netherlands   England   Romania   Italy

 (not an exhaustive list)

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the MRU Library Collections?  Submit an inter-library loan request and we’ll borrow a copy from another library on your behalf!

MyMRU is Working Now

March 20th, 2014

MyMRU is back up now.  For future reference, you can still access your email and Blackboard when MyMRU goes down.

For email, go to and enter your username, eg.

For Blackboard, go to

Announcing second late night library hours pilot

March 18th, 2014

We are very excited to announce that the Library will be piloting new hours for exams again this Winter semester.  The Library will now be available for studying and computer and printing needs between 10:00 pm and 1:00 am April 4 to April 27 inclusive (last week of classes and exam period). We will also be open from 10 am to 1 am on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Other library services will be limited during this time.

We are very pleased to be offering this pilot project as we respond to student requests for additional late night study space during exam time. This pilot will provide an opportunity to gather further data on student use of the space and to determine how we might want to best proceed with planning for extended exam hours next term and in the future.

Food for Fines!

March 10th, 2014

Help out your fellow students and save some $$$…

From Tuesday, March 25th to Thursday, March 27th, 2014, the Library will take up to $5.00 off your fines with a donation to the Student Food Bank.

Items in high demand include: powdered or canned milk; canned tuna, salmon or meat; canned fruits and vegetables; sugar, coffee, and tea; peanut butter; 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 440-6019 or drop by the Circulation / Reserve Desk for more information.

Can’t access your article?

March 8th, 2014

UPDATE March 18, 2014:  The issue causing the SSL error messages for electronic articles has been resolved as of 12:00 pm today.  To avoid further issues, we  recommend clearing your browser history/cache. 


UPDATE  March 14, 2014: 
We are still working on this issue.  Many students have had success with the suggestions listed below.  We know clearing your cache etc. every time you want to access an article is not ideal.  We appreciate your patience while we work through this, we are trying to resolve it as soon as possible. Check back here for updates.


We have had reports of intermittent SSL error messages when attempting to access articles electronically this week.
We are aware of this issue and are working on it.
Some students have found that clearing their cache and cookies, restarting their web-browser, and/or switching to a different web browser have been helpful.
More information on fixing connection issues is available at:

MRU Library’s Big Ideas Lounge: Respect, Rights and the Secular University

March 6th, 2014

MRU Library’s Big Ideas Lounge: Respect, Rights and the Secular University
Wednesday, March 12 3 – 5 pm, 2nd Floor Wyckham House

Everyone is welcome to join this dialogue led by Stephanie Stone, Diversity and Human Rights Advisor at MRU. The Big Ideas Lounge invites you to share your ideas and consider the views of others through engaging and thoughtful dialogue.
Snacks provided. See you there!

The Library Wants You!

February 12th, 2014

Student Technology and the new Library & Learning Centre – tell us what you need!

Planning is underway for the Library and Learning Centre, and we would like to hear from students about their technology needs and how to meet them in the new building.

Are your technology needs currently being met on campus? How could technology support for your studies be improved? Come and talk to us about how the new building can best support your learning technology needs.

Let us know in the comments below your ideas for the new library.

More questions? Feel free to contact Alice Swabey at or 403.440.7241

MRU Library Award

February 4th, 2014

Now accepting submissions for the 2014 MRU Library Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors.

This $1000 prize will be awarded for student reseach. Please consult the Award website for more information.


Names Instead of Numbers

February 4th, 2014

This international travelling exhibition features 27 floor-to-ceiling banners featuring biographies selected from the Dachau Remembrance Book project set up at the former concentration camp’s memorial site.  The exhibition is currently on display in the MRU Library until February 17 and has been scheduled to coincide with the MRU conference, Understanding Atrocities.


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