Using the Library

Services for Alumni and Retirees

Research Assistance

Need help researching a paper, locating a statistic, or finding useful information on the Internet?

  • Visit the library's Service Desk for in-person assistance (please refer to our hours of service)
  • Email us your question through the Ask the Library service
  • Speak to Service Desk staff at 403-440-6019

Alumni - Borrowing Materials

Alumni Campus Card: MRU Alumni are eligible for an Alumni Campus Card that doubles as a library card. The card can be purchased for a one-time fee of $10.00 at the Campus Card Office in E251.

  • 10 item limit from the Main Collection
  • 3 week loan, with 2 online renewals
  • Newspapers, magazines, journals, and reference resources are available for in-library use only
  • MRU Library is piloting an Interlibrary Loan program for Alumni and Community Borrowers. For more information, restrictions, charges, and to place requests, see ILL for Alumni & Community Borrower

Retirees - Borrowing Materials

Your Campus Card is your library card

  • 10 item limit from the Main Collection
  • 3 week loan, with 2 online renewals
  • Newspapers, magazines, journals, and reference resources are available for in-library use only.
  • Request material from other libraries using our Interlibrary Loan service

Electronic Resources

Off-campus access to Mount Royal Library's subscription electronic resources (including ebooks)  is restricted to current Mount Royal faculty, students and staff. Alumni and members of the community may only access these resources in person from the public access computers located in the Mount Royal Library.

Many Alberta public libraries offer their members off-site access to some popular electronic resources (e.g. the Calgary Public Library and the Marigold Library system).

Computer Facilities

A limited number of computer workstations are available for public use. These computers are intended for research and use may be restricted for this purpose during periods of high demand. Cash printing and photocopying are also available.