Final exams start up this week, which means students are busy preparing for tests and projects before the winter break. The Library is pleased to extend Library hours to midnight December 9-19 and provide free Barrow coffee December 13-15. In addition, we are offering a few extra ways to unwind and brighten your long study days, which includes a draw for a chance to win a gift card to the MRU Bookstore!
Get help when you need it
Make use of the Library Chat feature that will connect you with Service Desk staff who are ready to answer questions related to sources you need for class projects or guidance around citations.
For focused research help, consider booking an appointment with your Subject Librarian. Appointments can be made through the website and are an ideal environment to get subject-specific research help.
Reserve a group study space
Reserve a Group Room or Presentation Practice Room for focused work time with classmates. It’s a busy time of year, so consider whether your study needs can be met without a reserved space, and please cancel bookings if you no longer need the room. Your fellow students appreciate the courtesy!
Access course textbooks
Course Reserve books are located behind the Service Desk and are the texts instructors request to be placed on reserve so all students can access them. Use LibrarySearch to look up a course text and confirm it’s available before you go check it out from the Service Desk.
Tip: Library staff often tweet out when popular Reserve texts become available.
We’ve got your study breaks covered
Incorporating breaks into study sessions can help students manage stress, boost productivity, and encourage physical activity. Stretch your legs and hang out in one of the Library featured break areas to recharge.
- Video Games in the Ideas Lounge
December 11 and 13 4:30pm-7:30pm
- Immersion Studio Chill Zone
December 12 and 16 9:00am-4:00pm
- Board Game Cafe – Exam De-Stress
December 18 11:00am-2:00pm
- Colouring Mural
Unwind with some colouring by contributing to the mural on the wall of the Ideas Lounge (December 13-19)
Share your #LibrarySupport and win!
Do you have a favourite study spot in the Library? A go-to set up in the Group Rooms? Or, maybe you know the best corner for perfect selfie lighting. We want to see how you’re using the Library while you’re here studying for exams. Share a photo or tweet on Instagram or Twitter with #LibrarySupport and follow @MRULibrary for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Campus Store.