Move Information

Riddell Library and Learning Centre Move Information

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Mount Royal University’s new Riddell Library and Learning Centre is key to the academic success of Mount Royal University students and to furthering our focus on exceptional teaching and learning informed by scholarship. The facility brings together services, expertise and information in a technology rich environment to inspire learning, exploration, and the creation and sharing of new ideas. Library Closure and Move Information

Open Hours and Closed Hours
Our plan is to be as open as much possible during the move to the RLLC​ so you can expect our current location to have regular Spring session hours (listed on the website) right through to June 21st. We will briefly close (from June 21 at 1 p.m. to June 25, 2017) and then reopen in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre on Monday June 26th.

For the most current information related to the move please check the Library's website.

Collection

The L​ibrary’s physical collection will be unavailable to all MRU users f​rom Saturday June 10th through to Sunday June 25th​, while it is being packed up and moved into the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.

We encourage you to plan and borrow ahead when it comes to the use of physical items in the Library - including all books and films.

Online R​esources
Online resources will be remain accessible and we encourage you to rely on as much as possible for your Spring courses this year, in light of the RLLC move.

If you need help finding alternatives to print material, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Study S​pace
For those students who need silent study space, the Library may be louder than normal due to the move.
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Printing
Library colour printing will not be available during the move. If you need any colour printing during this time please contact Document Services.

Borrowing from other libraries
Accessing print materials from the University of Calgary and Calgary Public Library is possible - during the move and always - via our reciprocal borrowing agreements. Ask for the COPPUL or the Alberta Library (TAL) card at our Circulation Desk before you go.

Returns
During the move period, the Library will be extending due dates and discouraging the return of library materials. If you must return an item, the book returns on Main Street, near the East and West entrances, will remain available.

How to Get Help
Research and other Library help will continue to be available throughout the move via phone, email, and chat, and in-person at the Information Desk and via scheduled appointments. Visit the Library website for full details on how to get help.

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We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to Katharine Barrette, Associate University Librarian, Public Services (kbarrette@mtroyal.ca) or your Subject Liaison Librarian.

Open Hours and Closed Hours
Our plan is to be as open as much possible during the move to the RLLC​ so you can expect our current location to have regular Spring session hours (listed on the website) right through to June 21st. We will briefly close (from June 21 at 1 p.m. to June 25, 2017), and then reopen in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre on Monday June 26th.

We will be open to the campus community and general public over the summer as we familiarize ourselves with working in this wonderful new facility. We look forward to the official Grand Opening on September 7th once students have returned (details to follow at a later date)

Collection
The L​ibrary’s physical collection will be unavailable to all MRU users from Saturday June 10 through to Sunday June 25th, while it is being packed up and moved into the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.

We encourage you to plan and borrow ahead when it comes to the use of physical items in the Library - including all books and films.

Online ​R​esources
Online resources will be remain accessible and we encourage you to rely on as much as possible for your Spring courses this year, in light of the RLLC move.
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If you need help finding alternatives to print material, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Borrowing from other libraries
Accessing print materials from the University of Calgary and Calgary Public Library is possible - during the move and always - via our reciprocal borrowing agreements. Ask for the COPPUL or the Alberta Library (TAL) card at our Circulation Desk before you go.

Returns
During the move period, the Library will be extending due dates and discouraging the return of library materials. If you must return an item, the book returns on Main Street, near the East and West entrances, will remain available.

Library Expert Assistance
​Research and other help from Library staff and faculty will continue to be available throughout the move via email, chat, telephone, and in-person at the service desks, and through scheduled appointments. Visit the Library website for full details on how to get help.

Instructional Requests
Instructors are requested to follow the existing process for requesting information literacy instruction. Alternate classroom/lab location needs will be determined, as needed, at the time of request.

Course Reserves
We encourage I​nstructors to place important Library print resources and films for Spring courses on Course Reserves. This may include both required and recommended readings for your classes. Items on Course Reserve will remain accessible to students throughout the Spring semester.

More information on how to place items on Course Reserve is available on the Library website. If you have questions, please contact your Subject Librarian or your Access Technician.

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We thank you in advance for your patience during this complex move and what is a very exciting​
time of transition.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to Katharine Barrette, Associate University Librarian, Public Services (kbarrette@mtroyal.ca), your Subject Librarian or to me directly, Carol Shepstone, University Librarian (cshepstone@mtroyal.ca).
Timeline

Returns
During the move period, the Library will extend due dates on all regular print and media loans and will be discouraging returns. Reserve items, equipment loans and items borrowed via Interlibrary Loan must still be returned to the service desk at the indicated due dates and times. If you must return a print or DVD/VHS item, the book returns on Main Street, near the East and West entrances remain available, as does the book drop in the library.

Borrowing from other libraries
Accessing print materials from the University of Calgary and Calgary Public Library is possible - during the move and always - via our reciprocal borrowing agreements. Ask for the COPPUL or the Alberta Library (TAL) card at our Circulation Desk before you go.

Library Assistance
Help from Library staff and faculty will continue to be available throughout the move via telephone, email, and chat, and in-person at the service desks and via scheduled appointments. Visit the Library website for full details on how to get help.

Study space
For those students who need silent study space, the Library may be louder than normal due to the move.

Printing
Library colour printing will not be available during the move. If you need any colour printing for the spring semester, please contact Document Services.

Access to Library Collections
The library’s physical collection will be unavailable to all MRU users for approximately 14 - 16 days during the Spring semester as it is packed up and moved into the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.

 

We encourage instructors to place important library-based print resources and films for Spring courses on Library Course Reserve. This includes required and recommended readings for your classes. Items on Course Reserve will remain accessible to students throughout the Spring semester.


Online resources
Online resources will be remain accessible and we encourage you to rely on them as much as possible for your Spring courses this year, in light of the RLLC move.
  

 

Library closure

In order to facilitate the move, the Library will be closed between the spring and summer term (from June 21 at 1 p.m. to  June 25, 2017).

In order to facilitate the move, the Library will be closed between the spring and summer term (from June 21 at 1 p.m. to June 25, 2017).
The Library summer​ hours (June 26 to August 14) will be Monday to Friday 8:​3​0 am to 4:30 pm​ and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

In preparation for the fall term the Library will be open 8:30 am to 6:00 pm ​ ​Monday to Friday (closed weekends) from August 15 to September 4th.

​We are currently finalizing the Library hours for the fall and winter terms (check the Library website for the latest).

Other services in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre such as Student Learning Services, START, Academic Development Centre, ISoTL, and the Department of Education will all have their own hours of operation within Library (building) hours so please refer to those specific websites.

The Academic Development Centre (ADC) will be relocating to the second floor of the RLLC. The move will take place from June 28-30 during which time the current ADC offices will remain open. On Tuesday, July 4, ADC will begin providing service from the new location, EL2172.
Student Learning Services has a new, improved and expanded home on the second floor of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre. These spaces are easy to access and encourage individual and group learning in a supportive, comfortable and motivating setting. Student Learning Services creates integral learning experiences to develop self-directed learners.
Stay tuned for more information about the Riddell Library and Learning Centre grand opening!

New locations

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Student Learning Services

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Academic Development Centre

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The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Check out ISTOL's new location