Riddell Library and Learning Centre Move Information
Mount Royal University’s new Riddell Library and Learning Centre is key to the academic success of Mount Royal University students and to furthering our focus on exceptional teaching and learning informed by scholarship. The facility brings together services, expertise and information in a technology rich environment to inspire learning, exploration, and the creation and sharing of new ideas.
During the move period, the Library will extend due dates on all regular print and media loans and will be discouraging returns. Reserve items, equipment loans and items borrowed via Interlibrary Loan must still be returned to the service desk at the indicated due dates and times. If you must return a print or DVD/VHS item, the book returns on Main Street, near the East and West entrances remain available, as does the book drop in the library.
Borrowing from other libraries
Accessing print materials from the University of Calgary and Calgary Public Library is possible - during the move and always - via our reciprocal borrowing agreements. Ask for the COPPUL or the Alberta Library (TAL) card at our Circulation Desk before you go.
Help from Library staff and faculty will continue to be available throughout the move via telephone, email, and chat, and in-person at the service desks and via scheduled appointments. Visit the Library website for full details on how to get help.
For those students who need silent study space, the Library may be louder than normal due to the move.
Library colour printing will not be available during the move. If you need any colour printing for the spring semester, please contact Document Services.
Access to Library Collections
The library’s physical collection will be unavailable to all MRU users for approximately 14 - 16 days during the Spring semester as it is packed up and moved into the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.
We encourage instructors to place important library-based print resources and films for Spring courses on Library Course Reserve. This includes required and recommended readings for your classes. Items on Course Reserve will remain accessible to students throughout the Spring semester.
Online resources will be remain accessible and we encourage you to rely on them as much as possible for your Spring courses this year, in light of the RLLC move.
In order to facilitate the move, the Library may be closed between the spring and summer term (June 21-25, 2017).
In preparation for the fall term the Library will be open 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed weekends) from August 15 to September 4th.
We are currently finalizing the Library hours for the fall and winter terms (check the Library website for the latest).
Other services in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre such as Student Learning Services, START, Academic Development Centre, ISoTL, and the Department of Education will all have their own hours of operation within Library (building) hours so please refer to those specific websites.
Student Learning Services
Academic Development Centre
Department of Education
The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning