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Collections

The Mount Royal Library collection supports and anticipates the curricular and research needs of students, staff, and faculty. The collection includes material across a variety of formats from print books to streaming videos and is curated through purchase, subscription, donation, and open access. Mount Royal also provides a platform for contributed items, such as those found in the institutional repository, open journals, data sets, and archival collections.

By the Numbers

Physical Collection

180,000+

Books

6,000+

Videos

200+

Equipment

20,000+

Journal/Magazine Issues

100+

Laptops

2,000+

Music CDs


Digital Collection

1,127,000+

Books

133,000+

Journal Articles

1,000+

Maps

72,000+

Videos/Images

500+

Music

Specialized Collections

The entire collection at MRU Library includes over 1.5 million physical and digital resources. We’re proud of the expansive coverage of material that covers the many programs offered at MRU. A list of our unique collections include:


A Path to Open Access

Collecting is more than purchasing, it’s also about providing opportunities for scholars to access and contribute to open resources that are available to all. This is a library that supports open access publishing and related initiatives.

Open access collections

Collection Revisions

Keep up-to-date on which electronic resources are being cancelled while others remain as the Library works to balance a leaner Collections budget.

Consortium Memberships

The Alberta Library (TAL)
Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)
Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)

Donate

We accept financial and in-kind donations, which directly support our collections that continue to evolve to serve scholars here at Mount Royal. Learn how to become a generous donor.

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