MRU Library

Alternate Study Spaces

Looking for an alternative place to study while the library is closed on December 2? Check out these spots:

Quiet Spaces
On campus
Wyckham House
Off Campus
T 126 — Tables and chairsEast gate – Starbucks tables & chairs350 seats in the Food CourtCalgary Public Library Branches: Alexander Calhoun, Signal Hill, Nichols Family
I 130 - Tables and chairsE wing – study carrels, including E13075 seats in the loungePhil and Sebastian - Marda Loop
T 219A — Study carrelsTim Horton’s – tables and chairs80% of the food outlets will be open until 3 pmIndigo Books Signal Hill
T 223A — Study carrelsI wing – tables and chairs, including I130Also seats available in level 2 lounge areaTim Hortons - Richard Way & Signal Hill Centre
Y 219 — Tables and chairsT wing – tables and chairs, carrels, lounge seatingStarbucks - Signal Hill Centre, 45th Ave, Marda Loop
EA 2004 —Tables, chairs and lounge seatingY wing – tables and chairs, carrelsSecond Cup - Signal Hill Centre
EA, EB, EC - Tables and chairs, lounge seating, Jugo Juice (EA)Monogram Coffee - 16th St
NHBR Coffee - 16th St

Take a look at our streaming video collections

Want to see what we have in our streaming video collections?  New content being added all the time

Our amazing streaming video collections can be embedded into Blackboard or viewed from home!

Films on Demand – large multidisciplinary collection

Over 6000 videos covering most subject areas. This database also lets you create playlists and make your own films by putting together clips from different videos!

 CBC streaming video and audio – CURIO – multidisciplinary, CBC

Contains video and radio content from the CBC. You can create your own account and playlists using this code: YP8C-LVK5

NFB Streaming Videos – CAMPUS – multidisciplinary, Canadian content focus
The National Film Board CAMPUS offers hundreds of films including documentaries, interviews, animated films and more on their website. Users can sign up for a  free accounts to create playlists and access teaching resources.

Kanopy – focus on arts and social sciences
This large collection of films covers all genres but is especially well-suited for use in Women’s Studies, Sociology, Race Studies, Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology courses

See a complete list of our streaming video databases

Streaming Videos!

Want to see what we have in our streaming video collections?

Our amazing streaming video collections can be embedded into Blackboard or viewed from home!

Films on Demand

Over 6000 videos covering most subject areas. This database also lets you create playlists and make your own films by putting together clips from different videos!
Contains video and radio content from the CBC. You can create your own account and playlists using this code: YP8C-LVK5

NFB – Campus
The National Film Board CAMPUS offers hundreds of films including documentaries, interviews, animated films and more on their website. Users can create free accounts to create playlists and access teaching resources.

Kanopy
This large collection of films covers all genres but is especially well-suited for use in Women’s Studies, Sociology, Race Studies, Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology courses

Big Ideas Lounge

What is the Big Ideas Lounge?  A casual, facilitated discussion series that invites students to join a conversation that will foster critical thinking beyond the classroom.

Calling Bullshit: How to Lose Friends and  Alienate People
Thursday March 12-2 pm
2nd Floor Wyckham House


‘McDonald’s hamburgers don’t rot’, ‘Eating turkey makes you tired’, ‘Sugar makes children hyperactive’. Misinformation about science, health and the natural world abounds, much of it on social media.It is up to people to vet and judge the accuracy of the information they receive for themselves. Yet, the very nature of social interactions means that most of the information that we see and hear is relayed by our friends or acquaintances. Polite rules dictate that we don’t publicly disagree or embarrass others for a lack of critical thinking.

So what do you do when your friends spread misinformation?

Join Trevor Day, Professor of Biology at MRU, and Robyn Moody,  local artist and sceptic, to engage in a lively discussion about the challenges of negotiating touchy scientific topics with friends.

Light snacks will be provided.

Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors

Have you completed an outstanding student project? 
 
MRU Library’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors seeks to recognize student projects that incorporate effective use of information resources and demonstrate research skills. Individual student projects can be essays/papers, film projects, poster presentations, web or technology-based projects, honours theses or creative works. Students can compete for $1000 awards in either of 2 categories recognizing Junior and Senior projects.
 
For more information, and to learn about previous winners, please see the award website at: tinyurl.com/MRUlibraryaward

Interlibrary Loans – Across the Globe!

In the past year, Mount Royal University Library has supplied materials to:

– Lebanon   S. Korea   Australia   England   Denmark   Scotland   Hungary   Brazil   China   Spain   Netherlands   France   Egypt        Slovakia   Argentina   Finland   New Zealand   Norway   South Africa

– And the USA including:  Harvard U, MIT, Duke U, Columbia U, Johns Hopkins U, and the NASA Langley Research Center

We have also borrowed materials from:

– Germany   Spain   Japan   India   Australia   South Africa   Poland   Denmark   Netherlands   England   Romania   Italy

 (not an exhaustive list)

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the MRU Library Collections?  Submit an inter-library loan request and we’ll borrow a copy from another library on your behalf!

New! Interlibrary Loan Copies Delivered Electronically!

All copies of articles and chapters of books will be sent to your email; the email will include a link to download your copy. The document can be accessed 5 times and will be available for download for 14 days. Articles can then be printed or saved.

Any questions or concerns about this new service can be directed to illacmr@mtroyal.ca