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Borrowing from MRU

Using the library

Mount Royal students, staff and faculty may borrow any item from the circulating collection - books, DVDs, and CDs - as well as audiovisual equipment for the purpose of teaching and learning.

  • Your Campus Card is your library card 
  • Material may be renewed online at your Library Account, by phone 403.440.6019, or in person at the Service Desk
    • Items may be renewed twice if there are no holds placed on them
    • Reserve and Media items must be renewed in person
  • Journals, magazines, newspapers and reference materials may be used in-house only
  • Laptops are available to borrow at the Service Desk
  • Audio-visual equipment is available for loan from the Service Desk

Loan periods

  • Books - generally 3 weeks
  • EAL Collection - varies, 1 week to 3 weeks
  • Reserve Collection - varies, 1 hour to 1 week
  • Interlibrary Loans - due date is set by the lending library
  • Videos/DVDs – 3 days
  • Laptops - overnight

Fines

Fines are charged for overdue materials. Please see Loans and fines for more information

Hold / request an item

Request, or place a "hold", on library items that are either loaned out to another borrower or available on the shelf. Holds may be placed the following ways:

  • Online, via the Library Account link in the library catalogue
  • In person at the Service Desk
  • Via telephone at 403.440.6019

Note: You can confirm your hold is available for pick-up at the Service Desk by logging into your Library Account

Overnight reserve collection loans

Overnight loans are available on selected Reserve books. Overnight loans are not possible the week prior to, and during, exams.

Following are the overnight loan periods for the Fall and Winter semesters

  • Monday - Thursday: 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. following day
  • Friday - Saturday: 4 p.m. to 11 a.m. following day
  • Sunday: 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday

 

Overnight loans are available on selected Reserve books. Overnight loans are not possible the week prior to, and during, exams.

Following are the overnight loan periods for the Spring semester:

  • Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. following day
  • Friday: 2 p.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday
  • Saturday: 12 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday
  • Sunday: Closed

Overnight loans are available on selected Reserve books. Overnight loans are not possible the week prior to, and during, exams.

Following are the overnight loan periods for the Summer semester:

  • Monday-Thursday: 2 p.m. to 9 a.m. following day
  • Friday: 2 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Overnight loans are not permitted for the following items:

  • Binders
  • Non-print material
  • High-use items
  • Some instructor owned material
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