MRU Library

Student Research Day

Calling on all students . . .

Are you working on an interesting project, on your own or as a group?  Would you consider sharing your research with the MRU community?

Student Research Day, taking place Wed March 20 on Main Street this year, is a great opportunity to do just that.  You can either do a research poster or a 10 minute presentation, oral or multimedia.  Register by Fri, March 15 to hold your spot.  The earlier you register though, the longer the period you will have access to support seminars and on-line help sessions while completing your projects.

Your posters can be printed for free!

Still not sure?  Visit the Student Research Day Website for more information and check out what other students have done in previous years.  The application form is also there.

Canada Day Challenge 2013

A great opportunity for all between the ages of 8 to 18  . . .  please pass it on

The Department of Canadian Heritage invites young people to take on the new Canada Day Challenge by creatively expressing what Canada means to them.

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Your Library Account

In order to increase the security of your library account information, you will now be asked to provide your Campus Card barcode from the back of your card to log in to you account. If you have lost your Campus Card, you will need to go to the Campus Card office in E251 to get a new one.

Visit your library account here

When you’re logged into your account you can see what items you have signed out.  You can renew your books as long as you don’t have more than $15 in fines, you haven’t already renewed twice and there is no hold on the book.  Your account will also tell you if you have any fines/fees and you can check to make sure that we have your correct address information on file.

If you have any questions about logging into your account or how to use it please visit the Circulation or Information desks.


CRKN to Terminate National Agreement with the American Chemical Society

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

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!

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.

Access APA and MLA guides

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

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


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…