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Library Catalogue Outage

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In order to update security,  the library catalogue will be intermittently unavailable Thursday April 17 between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

You may encounter 404 error messages when searching the catalogue or when linking to books from the discovery search tool.

Access to databases will NOT be affected by this outage, thanks for your patience.

Food for Fines!

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Help out your fellow students and save some $$$…

From Tuesday, March 25th to Thursday, March 27th, 2014, the Library will take up to $5.00 off your fines with a donation to the Student Food Bank.

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

MRU Library’s Big Ideas Lounge: Respect, Rights and the Secular University

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

MRU Library’s Big Ideas Lounge: Respect, Rights and the Secular University
Wednesday, March 12 3 – 5 pm, 2nd Floor Wyckham House

Everyone is welcome to join this dialogue led by Stephanie Stone, Diversity and Human Rights Advisor at MRU. The Big Ideas Lounge invites you to share your ideas and consider the views of others through engaging and thoughtful dialogue.
Snacks provided. See you there!

The Library Wants You!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Student Technology and the new Library & Learning Centre – tell us what you need!

Planning is underway for the Library and Learning Centre, and we would like to hear from students about their technology needs and how to meet them in the new building.

Are your technology needs currently being met on campus? How could technology support for your studies be improved? Come and talk to us about how the new building can best support your learning technology needs.

Let us know in the comments below your ideas for the new library.

More questions? Feel free to contact Alice Swabey at or 403.440.7241

MRU Library Award

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Now accepting submissions for the 2014 MRU Library Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors.

This $1000 prize will be awarded for student reseach. Please consult the Award website for more information.


Names Instead of Numbers

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

This international travelling exhibition features 27 floor-to-ceiling banners featuring biographies selected from the Dachau Remembrance Book project set up at the former concentration camp’s memorial site.  The exhibition is currently on display in the MRU Library until February 17 and has been scheduled to coincide with the MRU conference, Understanding Atrocities.


Black History Month

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Cultural Mosaic Centre of SAMRU is hosting a number of events in conjunction with Black History Month.

Please attend the following events and check out the display on Mainstreet:

Conversations on Black History, Social Change, and Identity Council Chambers, Wyckham House.
Tuesday Feb 4th, 3pm-5pm
Canadian Black History – Passive Display. Wyckham House.
Monday & Tuesday, Feb 10 & 11. All Day.
Blues Vocalist/Speaker Shakura S’Aida and Gloria Schmed.
Jenkins Theatre, Thursday, February 13th. Time: TBA

Family Literacy Day

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Celebrate Family Literary Day on Mon Jan 27, 2014!  Learn and have 15 minutes of fun together as a family.

“The initiative, created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999, has been embraced by literacy organizations, schools and libraries all across Canada”.

Visit their website for activity ideas and more information.


United Way Book Sale Results

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The grand total is……$3080.00

Thank you to everyone who supported the sale by either donating or purchasing items this year.  See you next year!

Study Hall: Library Open Until 1 am

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The library is pleased to be offering a fall term pilot – Extended Exam study hall hours.

The library will remain open until 1 am (limited services after 10 pm) from December 10-19 (inclusive) so that you have a warm, safe place to cram for those exams.  Come join us!

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