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 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
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