MRU Library

Our website redesign project

MRU Library users who have recently visited our website will have seen our calls for volunteers to participate in web usability interviews. These interviews are part of our project to update the website along with the launch of the Riddell Library + Learning Centre. The response was fantastic, and shows how important our online presence is to the MRU community. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest and who donated their time!

Just as with other parts of the new building, as we plan the website we anticipate there will be several opportunities for MRU students and employees to contribute. Keep an eye out for future calls for volunteers; they will be posted to the site.

In the meantime, if you have general website feedback, please contact Sarah Stephens at

United Way Book Sale! Donate Now!

Have books to donate? We have book drops at the Library office in G201 and at the Library entrance next to the Circulation Desk. We will take books until Nov. 2nd.

November 3rd, 9:00 – 4:00: United Way Book Sale. All proceeds to United Way Calgary. $1.00 per book!


MRU Library seeks a web consultant/agency

The Mount Royal University Library is seeking a consultant or agency to carry out key projects relating to website redevelopment in support of the Library’s and University’s focus on scholarly informed teaching and learning. More information about this contract and how to apply can be found in this document.

Food for Fines is NOW every Tuesday!

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Patrons (including faculty and staff) are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donations to the library for the SAMRU Peer Support Centre Food Bank on any Tuesday to receive up to $5.00 off of their library overdue fines.  It is a maximum $5.00 reduction in overdue fines per Food for Fines day.

Items in high demand include: powdered or canned milk; canned tuna, salmon or meat; canned fruits and vegetables; sugar, coffee, and tea; peanut butter; pasta and pasta sauce; 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 403-440-6019 or drop by the Circulation Desk for more information.

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.

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

Hiring Evening/Weekend Casual Library Staff!

The Mount Royal Library is now hiring evening/weekend casual staff. Our job posting can be found at the Employment & Careers Home job postings link under Non-Academic Career Opportunities. For more information on MRU student jobs on campus, go to the jobs, jobs, jobs link in Career Services for Students and click On-campus employers.

Chat Reference Expanded Hours

Starting Thursday May 19 chat reference will be back online!

The Info Desk (now with chat!) will be open Monday to Friday 8-4:30 for the Spring semester and Monday to Friday 8:30-4 for the Summer semester.

Bring us your questions 🙂

Student Awards for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors – Winners!

The Library is very pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Library’s Student Awards for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavours:
  • Stephanie Weber (Junior Award) for her paper “Culinary Imperialism: Chinese Food in New York, 1870-1943”
  • Steven Lilley (Senior Award) for his project “‘The Robot as an Entertainer’: Historical Consciousness and the Mechanical Music Controversy in America, 1906-1929”

The Library will be holding an award presentation ceremony for these two talented students to celebrate and recognize their outstanding scholarly achievements. We hope you can join us on May 30 from 1:00 – 2:00 in the Library Lounge.

Please feel free to share this invitation!