MRU Library Blog

Obama Inauguration on Live TV

For those who are interested in watching Obama’s inauguration live, the Library will have a couple of TVs set up just right outside the Library’s main entrance, starting at 9am this morning till the end of the ceremony.

Get Your Chat On!

Starting NOW, you can chat with your Library! Ask us about research, citations, assignments and Library stuff in general; live, fast and online using LibHelp.  If you’re reading this, you’re already on our site so try clicking on any of the choices in the “Find” menu on the left.  If we’re online, you’ll find a LibHelp chat box in the right-hand side of any of the “Find”, “How Do I?” or “Help” pages on our site.  Just click in the box and ask us your question from anywhere on or off campus with an internet connection. If we’re off-line, check back during the posted hours or come see us at the Info desk!

This is a pilot project we are trying for this semester and depending on how it goes (how helpful you find it) we may continue to offer this service in the future. For now, the hours that we are available are:

Monday-Thursday     10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday                          10:00am – 4:00pm

Check it out!

Please note: LibHelp uses live, human Library Experts from the MR Library Information Desk, not androids, robots, or Libroticons.  No Library Experts were harmed during the making of this new service.

New Chat Hotness on the Horizon!

We know there are times in the semester when you spend all day in the Library working on a paper or assignment. You stake out your spot, stock up on coffee and hunker down for some hard-core research and writing. It’s totally convenient for you to stop by the Information Desk and consult us for some research assistance, citation help or anything, really.

We also know that there are times when the Library is packed , loud, or doesn’t fit with your schedule. Starting next week, we’ll begin piloting a new service that we’re calling LibHelp. You’ll be able to chat with us from other labs on campus, cafés, home, work, even from the other side of the world! Online and fast .

Stay tuned, we’ll post more info in the next few days!

*heart*  The Library

Feature films from the library??

Did you know the Library has a large collection of feature films that can be loaned out from the Media Desk? From Indiana Jones to Star Wars – check out some of your favourites or discover something new.  DVDs are loaned out for one day, however if you borrow on a Friday you can keep the DVD until Monday!