MRU Library Blog

Fourth Annual United Way Booksale – Nov 20, 2008

Join us November 20th on Mainstreet when the library will be hosting the Annual United Way Booksale.  All books will be sold for $1 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The United Way.

Help out by dropping off your unwanted books at the Circulation / Reserves desk in the Library anytime before November 20th.

Library Amnesty Days – November 18th & 19th

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

On Tuesday, November 18th and Wednesday, November 19th, 2008, the Library will take up to $5.00 off your fines with a donation to the Student Food Bank.  For more information, please see the Circulation / Reserve Desk or call 440-6019.

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

Don’t have Library fines?  Donating to the Student Food Bank is just one of the ways you can help out the Peer Support Centre with their “Season of Caring” program.  For more information about this program, please contact the PSC Coordinator at 440-6269 or stop by room Z210 on the 2nd floor of Wyckham House.

Student Feedback – My Bookshelf


“Why not provide a direct link to “My Bookshelf” under the find heading of your main page?” – Lawrence Davidson


Thank you for your feedback Lawrence, it is a good suggestion.  We are working on making the ebrary link more prominent on our website so that it will be easier for you to get to your “Bookshelf”.

2am. My paper is due in __ hours!

You know when it’s that time in the semester when it feels like EVERYTHING is due all at once and there are a million papers and exams and debates and assignments? Your paper is due and you just haven’t had time to actually do that research you planned to do, because of school and work and sports and life in general! And now you only have a few hours to get some research done and type up that paper but it’s 2am and the library is closed and you aren’t sure where to start. Here are two suggestion that can help get you on track from anywhere with an internet connection!

  • How do I? – Under “Help” we have a link to a variety of “How do I”s. They range from explanation of how to choose a topic, how to search for articles, how to search the web better and everything in between! They walk you through it with advice, links to other sites and even some video tutorials! It’s like having someone from the library explain and give their best tips -in the comfort of your own home!
  • e books – That’s right, over 60, 000 online versions of real books, owned by our library, brought to you by our ebrary collection and available at 3am from home! Go to the Find Books / AV Course Reserves to search the catalogue and use the “Limit to” box to limit to ebooks. To get the book you want, click on the title and then on the web link on the following page!

Most of all, try not to stress too much. Make yourself another pot of coffee, throw on your comfiest sweats and check out our research databases, encyclopedias and e books online. Good night and good luck!