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Library Resources to Help During Exams


Final exams start up this week, which means students are busy preparing for tests and projects before the winter break. The Library is pleased to extend Library hours to midnight December 9-19  and provide free Barrow coffee December 13-15. In addition, we are offering a few extra ways to unwind and brighten your long study days,  which includes a draw for a chance to win a gift card to the MRU Bookstore!


Get help when you need it

Make use of the Library Chat feature that will connect you with Service Desk staff who are ready to answer questions related to sources you need for class projects or guidance around citations.

For focused research help, consider booking an appointment with your Subject Librarian. Appointments can be made through the website and are an ideal environment to get subject-specific research help.


Reserve a group study space

Reserve a Group Room or Presentation Practice Room for focused work time with classmates. It’s a busy time of year, so consider whether your study needs can be met without a reserved space, and please cancel bookings if you no longer need the room. Your fellow students appreciate the courtesy!


Access course textbooks

Course Reserve books are located behind the Service Desk and are the texts instructors request to be placed on reserve so all students can access them. Use LibrarySearch to look up a course text and confirm it’s available before you go check it out from the Service Desk.

Tip: Library staff often tweet out when popular Reserve texts become available.


We’ve got your study breaks covered

Incorporating breaks into study sessions can help students manage stress, boost productivity, and encourage physical activity. Stretch your legs and hang out in one of the Library featured break areas to recharge.


Share your #LibrarySupport and win!

Do you have a favourite study spot in the Library? A go-to set up in the Group Rooms? Or, maybe you know the best corner for perfect selfie lighting. We want to see how you’re using the Library while you’re here studying for exams. Share a photo or tweet on Instagram or Twitter with #LibrarySupport and follow @MRULibrary for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Campus Store.



Library Offers Support During Exams


Final exams start up this week, which means students are working hard to hand in final projects and study for tests before they head into the spring/summer semester or the end of the school year. The Library is pleased to extend Library hours to midnight April 8-17 and provide free Barrow coffee April 12-14.

This is a busy time of year. Please know that there are several ways you can lean on the Library to help you succeed during exams.


LibrarySearch allows you to get access to all Library collections, including databases, journals, articles, and books with a few clicks and a search term. Whether you’re on campus or doing research from home, students can find sources to help support class assignments.

Quick tip: Make sure to log in while using LibrarySearch to access special features to improve the search experience.

  • Save searches
  • Add to My Favourites section
  • Place holds with a click
  • Keep track of loans and account details



Subject Librarians are basically research experts for disciplines covered by programs and faculties at Mount Royal. Students are encouraged to book an appointment with a Librarian if they need focused help with research assignments.

If you’re studying late in the Library and simply have a question about LibrarySearch or need advice on the best way to find a source, stop by the Service Desk and get the help you need.


We offer 1,700 seats and 170 computer stations for students to access while studying in the Library. All four floors offer a variety of seating options that include booths for group sessions, pods for solo study, soft seating, study carrels, quiet reading rooms, and so much more! Many of the seats are also powered, which means students can plug in and charge devices while they work.

Quick tip: Cell phone chargers are available to borrow from the Service Desk on the main floor of the Library.