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 equipped with an interactive, large-scale display screen and is ideal for hosting classes, presentations and workshops.
Please contact the Library’s Outreach Lead, Courtney Montgomery, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to book these spaces.
The Library contains a variety of meeting spaces 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 email@example.com 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|
|Standard||Combination of tables and chairs in varying sizes||35 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Royal faculty and staff who require a quiet and distraction-free work space may request use of EL 2246. This short-term research and writing space is currently a pilot project open exclusively to faculty and staff whose work is based outside the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.
Pick up the keys: Sign out a key from the Library Service Desk. Staff and faculty using the space are responsible for locking the space upon exit and keeping the keys for the duration of their booking. Keys must be returned to the desk when the booking concludes.
MRU Library offers co-working spaces for Research Assistants during the spring/summer months. Researchers have access to a devoted work space, a sense of community where they can connect, along with amenities accessible within the Library.
Researchers can book one of three Data Hub workstations available on the second floor, and also make use of other resources to help them succeed.
Download a handout to post in your department office or share with new hires and current Research Assistants
The family room on the 2nd floor (EL2416) provides a comfortable and private space to tend to the special needs of our youngest library patrons.
This room is intended to provide a comfortable and private bookable space for parents to pump, feed or nurse in private. It is also an ideal meeting space for collaborators that need a place to study and work on group projects while caring for small children. The family room is not a general group meeting room; users who do not use the space for the intended purpose may be asked to leave or prevented from booking in future.
For a parent-child friendly space with additional amenities like a play area, microwave, fridge, etc, consider the Parent Room (F122) under Campus Equity and Meaningful Inclusion.
A key card to access this space can be picked up from the Service Desk on the main floor at the reserved booking time. Please return the key card to Service Desk at the end of your booked time to avoid late fees.