MRU Library

No Mechanical Cooling Until August 16th

It is necessary to perform maintenance work on the chillers ahead of the start of the Fall semester.  There will be no mechanical cooling on August 10th,11th,14th and 15th.

In order to help with solar gain, we have closed all exterior window blinds on the east and south facing sides of the building.  We thank you for your understanding.

Food for Fines Every Tuesday

Patrons (including faculty and staff) are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donations to the library for the SAMRU Peer Support Centre Food Bank on any Tuesday to receive up to $5.00 off of their library overdue fines.  It is a maximum $5.00 reduction in overdue fines per Food for Fines Tuesday.

Items in high demand include: powdered or canned milk; canned tuna, salmon or meat; canned fruits and vegetables; sugar, coffee, and tea; peanut butter; pasta and pasta sauce; 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 403-440-6019 or drop by the Service Desk for more information.

Yes, We Are Open!

The Riddell Library and Learning Centre is now open! The Mount Royal University Library’s hours are:

  • Monday to Friday     8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday     Closed

Starting August 15th until September 3rd:

  • Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday     Closed
  • September 4th , Labour Day     Closed

For additional Library hours, see our MRU Library home page and click on the View hours by month link

Persistent links to Library resources have changed

The Library’s proxy server has been updated in order to address some security concerns and improve performance.  The proxy server allows users to access our licensed resources from off-campus.  As part of this work, it has been necessary to change the proxy prefix, or the string of text at the beginning of persistent URLs to licensed journal articles, ebooks, and streaming videos.  The proxy prefix, added to the beginning of a link, allows MRU students, staff, and faculty to access that content from off campus.

The majority of URLs in Blackboard and WordPress have been updated automatically.  However, some older links, or links that are embedded in another document (such as a MSWord document, a Google Doc, or a PDF) will not have been updated.  Instructors, please check that your links are working from off-campus, and use the new prefix for any new links you may add to your courses. Our link builder may assist with this.

Old proxy prefixes are:

New prefix is:

If you have any questions about this project or would like assistance updating links, please contact your Subject Librarian, Andrew Reil (; 440-7002), or ask at the RLLC’s Service Desk.