In keeping with our mission, the Library spaces in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre are designed to support the learning, teaching, and scholarship-related activities of our students, staff, faculty, and community.
Below are details about the design and features of our bookable spaces, and information about how to book each.
See Guidelines on Use of MRU Library Spaces for more information.
These rooms provide the space and technology to facilitate and support group or collaborative work and study. Further details on each room are available in the booking system, from boardroom-style 5-seat rooms to 10-seat presentation practice rooms containing projection and presentation technologies. A variety of quiet individual seating is available throughout the Library.
We ask that users respect the intended use of these rooms. In times of high demand, groups will be given priority, and individuals in rooms may be asked to relocate.
The Ideas Lounge provides access to space and technology which enables users to engage in interactive, visual learning and design of digital projects in support of their research, coursework or personal interest. It is also designed to host events and presentations such as public lectures, exhibits, workshops and other interactive showcases.
The Immersion Studio allows for projection of images or information on all four walls of the room at the same time, creating a unique 360° experience for teaching, learning and research.
The Visualization Classroom is now open.
Please contact the Library’s Outreach Lead, Courtney Montgomery, at email@example.com with questions or to book these spaces.
The Library contains a variety of meeting that may be booked for teaching and learning opportunities.
MRU Library is pleased to liaise with you to support programming in one or more of our spaces. Please contact the Library’s Outreach Lead, Courtney Montgomery, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to book these spaces.
Room capacity and layout information is approximate and may be lower dependent upon additional furniture, layout and audio-visual needs.
This room provides access to space and technology which enables users to engage in interactive, visual learning and design of digital projects in support of their research, coursework or personal interest. It is also designed to host programming such as public lectures, exhibits, workshops and other interactive showcases.
|Theatre||Chairs - rows||60 guests|
|Reception||6 - 7 cocktail tables||80 guests|
The Atrium is a large open space located outside and adjacent to the Ideas Lounge. A variety of layout options, beneath the stunning lightwell, makes this space an enticing extension of the Ideas Lounge or a central stand-alone space:
|Theatre||Chairs - rows||40 guests|
|Reception||4 - 6 cocktail tables||40 - 60 guests|
Perfect for meetings and receptions, this stunning and centrally-located boardroom boasts technology to support variety of needs overlooking the Grand Staircase:
|Meeting||Boardroom tables and chairs||20 - 25 guests|
|Reception||6 cocktail tables||50 guests|
The Bubble is an intimate glassed space located on the 3rd floor of the library near the Fireplace Lounge. Perfect for a smaller gathering or informal lecture, the room contains soft living-room-style seating and several low coffee tables that can be moved for various layouts.
|Living room||Soft, movable armchairs||30 guests|
The 4th floor Showcase and Exhibit Space is a flexible, open environment that can accommodate a variety of events, exhibits and receptions. It is located adjacent to the Formal Boardroom and can be used concurrently with that room.
Accessibility: Elevators, Washrooms, Accessible Washrooms
Features: Stunning views of The Bella concert hall and MRU campus. Open, flexible space for a variety of event and exhibit styles
|Banquet||14, 5 ft rounds of 8||112 guests|
|Theatre||Chairs, rows||250 guests|
|Reception||12 - 15 Cocktail tables||100 - 150 guests|
The Library’s Maker Studio provides access to space, technologies, tools and supports to enable users to engage in collaborative hands-on tactile learning, creation and design of physical and digital projects for teaching, learning, scholarship and personal interest. The space is designed to host individuals and small classes as well as specialized presentations such as public lectures, workshops and other learning opportunities which align with and complement Library and University programming and initiatives.
Audio Production Rooms (EL2451A & B) expand on your approach to teaching and learning or help you to finally create that passion project. Library users have an opportunity to pursue a multitude of digital audio projects with the help of specialized sound recording equipment and software. This is the ideal space to produce a podcast, conduct and record interviews, edit audio files, or compose a musical masterpiece.
This suite is equipped with all the technology and equipment you need to create your next audio/video production. Supporting equipment such as microphones and headphones can be borrowed from the Service Desk. For booking information and a list of available hardware and software, consult the Audio Production Rooms page.
The Library’s two computer lab classrooms provide space and technology for Library instruction and programming including teaching and workshops requiring a computer lab setting. During weekdays, the classrooms are reserved for Library instructional activities and programming; when not booked, they are open computer lab spaces.
These spaces may be booked for activities requiring a lab setting after 5pm on weekdays, or during open Library hours on weekends. Booking enquiries can be made to Katharine Barrette, Associate Dean, University Library, Public Services, at email@example.com