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Resources for Instructors

Instructors may place material on Reserves for their students.  Details are available on our Reserves page

Definition: A course reserve is a term used in academic libraries to describe the materials that instructors can have put aside for the use of a group of students in a particular course. Reserve materials are available with a shorter loan period to facilitate use by the maximum number of students.

Whether it is called a permanent URL, PURL, persistent link, or permalink, it is the safest and easiest way to share journal articles, book chapters and other online content with your students. Permalinks help you avoid the problems caused by some databases that provide temporary URLs that expire after a few hours or days.

Providing a link to a library resource is a copyright-friendly way to enable students to make use of an item for individual study.

Permalinks allow students to access licensed electronic resources both on and off campus. Here are instructions on how to create one.

A subject specialist / liaison librarian can:

  • Provide information on the library’s collections of print and electronic materials, audio/visual resources and data sets
  • Collaborate with you to develop classes and activities to improve students’ skills in locating, evaluating and using information effectively
  • Assist with your research
  • Show you how to integrate links to articles, books and reference materials into your D2L site or other e-learning platforms
  • Assist with planning new courses, including completing the New Course Library Impact Form

Contact a liaison librarian for more information.

A range of audiovisual equipment is available through the library. DVDs and videos we have on our shelves can also be booked.  More information is available on our Equipment page.

Campus Services for Students


Help from Library staff is available via email, through live chat (click on the blue Ask Us button on the bottom right of Library web pages) and in person at a Library Service Desk.

Library staff can provide students with help:

  • identifying information needs for an assignment,
  • finding information sources (whether from the library or on the web),
  • evaluating information, and
  • citing sources.

The Library also has bookable group spaces.  They are great places for students to work together collaboratively and practice presentations.

Student Learning Services

Help from Student Learning Services is available to some Cont Ed students. Contact them to confirm if your students have support. Student Learning Services provides support with:

  • writing
  • reading
  • referencing
  • and other general student skills such as time management, studying, memory and test-taking.

They provide some useful links to websites that students can use to help them succeed.


Quick help with citation is also available from the Library (in person or online via our live chat - bottom right hand side of our homepage)

Tech Help Options for Students

IT Service Desk
The IT Service Desk provides technical support and solutions for students and employees of Mount Royal University.
Location: E251
Phone: 403.440.6000 (Press 1)
Toll free: 1.888.708.5508

Go to to log in to D2L Brightspace with your MRU username and password.
Access D2L support  as follows:

Computer Access

Student Learning Spaces on Campus

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Phone: 403.440.5168
Office: EL4423C