MRU Library Blog

Library Construction During Reading Week

We will be tearing down our old green sorting room walls during Reading Week. Our apologies for the noise and distraction in the library during this time. Once the space is cleared, we will be putting in another student study area. Our CD and Sheet Music collections have moved to a nearby alcove. Please bear with us while we continue to try to meet students’ needs. And yes, we are also dreaming about all of the extra space in the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre!


Freedom to Read Week Events

This year the library is hosting the Banned Book Reader Series again, as well as a talk that will be presented by Scott Murray and Glen Ryland.  Details of both are outlined below!

Please Join MRU Library on Main Street for Freedom to Read Week!

When: February 22-26th 2016
Time: Noon-1pm
Mount Royal University Library is pleased to present the Banned Book Reader Series. Every day this week, join fellow students, faculty and staff as we read passages aloud from challenged and banned books to demonstrate our commitment to intellectual freedom. If you would like to sign up to be a reader, or would like more information about the event please contact

Denying and Affirming the Holocaust: The Challenges of Free Speech

When: Thursday February 25th 11:00-12:30pm
Where: Y222

After the copyright expired on Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto, Mein Kampf in 2015, an annotated version was published by the Institute for Contemporary History  as it’s now in the public domain. Could the republication offer new ways for academics to demystify the Nazi regime to better understand contemporary cases of racism and genocide? Or will it contribute to the spread of neo-fascist beliefs and encourage Holocaust denial? Please join Dr. Glen Ryland and Dr. Scott Murray as they discuss the contemporary challenges of Nazi history, Holocaust denial and free speech.

To register please visit

New and Improved Interlibrary Loan Forms

Our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request forms have been updated and improved! There are now three request types:
  • articles;
  • book chapters;
  • books, videos, thesis (anything that needs to be physically borrowed).
The forms should work the same as the old ones and can be accessed with your previous login information.
Should there be any login or request issues, please contact ILL: or 440.403.6133