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Community services

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
  • Click the Ask Us button to send you question via chat
    • If chat is unavailable you can use the form to email your question
  • Speak to Service Desk staff at 403.440.6019

Borrowing material

Community Borrowers

  • Free MRU card by presenting photo identification and proof of Canadian address
  • 10 item limit from the Main, Curriculum, Music & Film, Paperback, and Zine Collections
  • 3 week loan, with 2 online renewals
  • Individuals under 18 years of age applying for a Community Borrower card will need their parent or guardian to sign our borrowing agreement form
  • 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 

The Alberta Library (TAL) card

  • If you are member of another Alberta library you may request a TAL card from your library which will allow you to borrow from MRU library
  • 10 item limit from the Main, Curriculum, Music & Film, Paperback, and Zine Collections
  • 3 week loan, with 2 online renewals

COPPUL

  • Students, staff and faculty from participating University Libraries across Canada are eligible to borrow material from the Mount Royal Library.
  • You must have a reciprocal borrowing card from your own institution. See the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement for more information on obtaining a card.
  • You can borrow up to 50 items for a 3 week loan, and can have up to two online renewals.
  • Interlibrary loan services are available to COPPUL members from outside Calgary.

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 number of computer workstations are available for public use. Cash printing and photocopying are also available.