MRU Library

Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors

February 23rd, 2015

Have you completed an outstanding student project? 
MRU Library’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors seeks to recognize student projects that incorporate effective use of information resources and demonstrate research skills. Individual student projects can be essays/papers, film projects, poster presentations, web or technology-based projects, honours theses or creative works. Students can compete for $1000 awards in either of 2 categories recognizing Junior and Senior projects.
For more information, and to learn about previous winners, please see the award website at:

Banned book readings

February 12th, 2015

February 23-27 is Freedom to Read Week

Come listen to members of the MRU community as they read from banned and challenged books as a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to intellectual freedom, the right to creativity, and the free expression of ideas.

Where: Main Street in front of the Library
When: 12 – 1 pm all week, Feb. 23-27

If you would like to be a reader, please contact

FTRW is celebrated nationally in Canada. More information can be found here.


Chris Turner for Freedom to Read Week

February 12th, 2015

In partnership with the Institute of Sustainability, the Library is proud to host a talk by award-winning author Chris Turner. He will be speaking to censorship in the sciences, the state of science teaching, and environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

Where: Room T107
When: 2 – 3 pm, Mon. Feb. 23rd
RSVP: Get your FREE ticket via our Eventbrite page

FTRW is celebrated nationally in Canada. More information can be found here.


New holds retrieval service at MRU Library

February 11th, 2015

Mount Royal University Library is pleased to launch a new holds retrieval service.  Read the rest of this entry »

MRU Library Black History Month Displays

February 4th, 2015

The MRU Library has Black History Month displays in the Library, on Main Street and, for a short time, at Wyckham House. The Library has many materials including books and ebooks related to this topic. To help, you can use the search terms: Canada AND slavery or Canada AND “underground railroad”.

New Look, Business as Usual

January 19th, 2015

MRU’s website has been refreshed!

All of your library resources are still available and working as normal.  If you are having trouble finding a resource, please ask at the Information Desk or scroll down and send us a chat.

Enjoy MRU’s brand new look!

New Soft Seating Area!

January 13th, 2015

The MRU Library has a new Casual Reading Area! We have moved the current newspapers and current periodicals into this space in order to give you a place to comfortably read these In Library Use Only materials. There are also standing computer stations and soft seating. Enjoy!

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 »

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