Community Resources

Community resources

Conveniently located at the east gate entrance to campus, the Riddell Library and Learning Centre is an exciting new resource for the Calgary community. Members of the public are invited to engage with the University in these new learning spaces, take advantage of public events and programs, and borrow and access Library collections, services, and resources. The Riddell Library and Learning Centre’s adjacency to the new Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts and the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning completes a “cultural corridor” on campus that can be enjoyed by all members of the community.

Specialized spaces

RLLC Main Entrance
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A one-stop location for assistance, the information “desk” will bring together experts from a range of services through the building and across campus. Prominently located on the first floor, the information desk features a highly flexible and accessible design and will be augmented by virtual help tools that you can use whether on the fourth floor or at home.

RLLC Speakers Corner
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At the heart of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre, this public presentation and gathering space is designed to invigorate conversation and spark ideas. This space is designed to host public talks and panels, discussions and conversation cafes, book launches and performances, or lectures and public programs. 

This spot is prominently located on the first floor. The ideas introduced here should provoke, inform and engage.

This space includes a small diaz or stage with a large scale visualization wall that can be used for large-scale visualization, or the display and presentation of unique content, or special programs and events.

This space also includes technology to allow recording and streaming, bringing Mount Royal University hosted events to a wider audience. When not programmed with exciting speakers this space is available to highlight student work and faculty scholarship — both digitally through the visualization display wall and through physical displays. This is an exceptional community and idea space that helps shape future citizens. 

Located throughout the building are opportunities for virtual and physical exhibits. Interactive and display screens, display cases and special exhibit areas enrich and beautify the learning environment through the display of art, objects and artifacts, and information in all formats. They offer venues to highlight:

  • unique collections
  • celebrate special events
  • showcase student undergraduate research
  • staff and faculty achievement and creation
  • highlight community partners and special events
RLLC Boardroom
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Community programming, bookable meeting spaces and public special events will be important elements in our community engagement offerings in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.

Community Partnerships
The Riddell Library and Learning Centre helps foster new and expanded partnerships with community members and groups. These partnerships contribute to building capacity and engagement in our community, and connect students, faculty and staff with exciting new opportunities for experiential learning, citizenship engagement and community-focused research. 

This facility is also an important addition to the Alberta post-secondary system, adding new capacity within the network of universities and colleges and the long history of Library collaboration. The facility and its expert staff and exciting new resources are available to others in the post-secondary community (students, staff and faculty) and enhance the high quality of education in Alberta for all students.