MRU Library

Banned Book Reader Series – February 26 – March 2

The Mount Royal University Library is pleased to present the Banned Book Reader Series as part of Freedom to Read Week.

Join fellow students, faculty, and staff as they read passages aloud from challenged and banned books to demonstrate our commitment to intellectual freedom.

Readings and other activities will take place from 12pm – 1pm daily between February 26 and March 2, 2018, in the Ideas Visualization Lounge.

If you are interested in being a reader, please email

In addition to the noon-hour series, you can also visit the MRU Library or MRU Bookstore during Freedom to Read Week to guess the banned book and enter to win a great prize!

There Be Dragons: Medieval Ecology and Empire Off the Map – February 26, 2018

Dr. Robert Rouse from the University of British Columbia is our speaker for Monday, February 26,  at 4:30 pm in the Ideas Visualization Lounge. He will be presenting his talk, There Be Dragons: Medieval Ecology and Empire Off the Map”

Dr. Rouse’s research is primarily concerned with medieval romance (both Arthurian and non-Arthurian), writing on issues of historiography (in particular post-conquest perceptions of the Anglo-Saxon Past), English national identity, saracens and other medieval others, the law, the medieval erotic, the medieval geographical imagination, and ecocritical approaches to premodern texts. He has published three books and numerous articles on medieval literature and culture, and is currently completing a book on the Medieval Geographical Imagination.

This talk is sponsored by the Medieval Miscere Colloquium Series.

All are welcome to attend.

Western Medicine vs. Traditional Healing Medicine: Robert Curley, Diné presentation


Join the Office of Academic Indigenization at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018, as they present  Robert Curley, Diné – Western Medicine vs. Traditional Healing Medicine. The presentation will be held in the Ideas Visualization Lounge (EL1270) and is open to students, staff, faculty, and the greater MRU community.

Seating is limited. To register, please visit:

MRU Library Holiday Hours

Here are our upcoming Library hours:

Friday, December 22 – 7:30am to 9:00pm

Saturday, December 23 – 10:00am to 4:30pm

Sunday, December 24 to January 1 – Closed

Tuesday, January 2 – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Check here for more Library hours:

Extended Library Hours

For your studying convenience, the Library will be open until midnight every day until December 21st.

Prepare for your exams in our beautiful new space.

English Honours Conference – Tuesday

Emergent Voices: The 2017 English Honours Conference is  being held Tuesday December 5 from 9:30 to 4:30 in the Ideas Visualization Lounge (EL1270).

Drop in and watch English Honours students present their theses! See attached poster for more information.


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