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CRKN to Terminate National Agreement with the American Chemical Society

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has announced a decision to terminate the national license agreement it has held with the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2001 for its Web Editions and Legacy Archives products. Termination of the CRKN-ACS license will take effect at the end of December 2013.

Mount Royal University Library currently subscribes to both these ACM products via the CRKN license. In the coming months, we will be exploring our options regarding both of these subscriptions, for 2014. We may choose to contract directly with ACS, or to implement alternate arrangements and will be considering cost, access, and demand with in these options. We will be working with CRKN and consulting with our community during this process.

The decision to terminate the national agreement was taken by the CRKN Board of Directors after the organization’s negotiating team was unable to reach a renewal agreement with ACS, owing to fundamental issues with the new pricing model adopted by ACS for its international (non-US) library and consortia customers.

The full press release is available here:

For more information, you may contact Meagan Bowler, Coordinator, Collection Development, at

United Way Book Sale

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

An event you’ve been waiting for, our 8th Annual Library United Way book sale is happening on Thurs Nov 15, 2012!!

Join the cause by donating

  • till Nov 14
  • at the Library Admin office (G201)
  • or the Library Circulation Desk (G100)

Shop at the Sale – 9 am to 4 pm in front of the Library

  • new and used books, CDs, DVDs, videos, albums and more
  • fiction and nonfiction
  • recently published textbooks
  • $1/item

All proceeds to the United Way.

WebPrint Upgrade!

Monday, May 28th, 2012

MRU IT Services is upgrading Web Printing to allow users with iPads and iTouches to print using the web service at
To complete this upgrade, the service will require a brief outage at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29.  If you encounter issues with using the web printing service at that time, please wait a couple of minutes and try again.

EBSCO is working!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

All EBSCO products are now functioning again.  :)

Access APA and MLA guides

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Having problems accessing our online APA and MLA guides in pdf format with assistive technology  like JAWS?

MS Word versions of these guides are available on request by contacting Student Learning Services:

  1. in person:  T123
  2. by phone:  403-440-6452
  3. via email:


Taylor & Francis Journals

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Taylor & Francis Online will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday Feb 22, starting at 11 am.  The database will definitely not be available for one hour, but may  last for three more hours till 3 pm.

The database provider will be doing all they can to minimize disruption to the service.  Thank you for your patience while they perform essential work to keep things running smoothly.

Food For Fines

Friday, November 4th, 2011


Bring a non-perishable food donation to the Circ/Reserve Desk and we will take up to $5.00 off your Fines.

If you don’t have any Fines, you can still donate.   All donations welcomed.

Along with the food item, other acceptable donation items are toothpaste, soap, baby items, dish soap, deodorant, shampoo, shower gel, etc…

Viewing pdfs from Ebsco & JSTOR

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The following issues have been noticed, please be advised:

-If students use IE (Internet Explorer) when they are searching EBSCO at our computers, the pdf will not open in the EBSCO frame.  IE blocks the file as a security risk. You have to click on the bar that appears at the top of the screen and ask to specifically download the file.

-JSTOR pdfs won’t open in Firefox on library computers.

Please try using an alternative browser if you are having difficulty viewing a pdf from one of our databases.  If you are still having issues, please ask for assistance at the Information Desk.  Thank you.

New semester reminders

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Welcome back students, we hope your first week went well!

We would like to take this opportunity to remind students of the study zones in the library:

  • Individual study zones = silent study
  • Mixed study zones = Individual and quiet group conversation
  • Bookable group study = Rooms and booths that can be booked for group study.

We also have a super silent study room in the library if you require absolutely no noise.  Please visit the Information Desk in the library if you have any questions about the study zoning.

Have a great semester!

New Bookable Group Study in the Library!

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Now available in the library: bookable booths for group study!!  The booths will be located next to Reserves and will feature monitors and ports to project from your laptop.

Booths can be booked here .

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