MRU begins construction of new library

August 21, 2014

Mount Royal University has officially broken ground for the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre (LLC), a 16,000-square-metre stand-alone facility that will provide students with a variety of innovative ways to access resources and data. The Riddell LLC will have 34 group-use rooms and 1,500 student spaces, as well as a creator space, an innovation lab, and a data visualization studio. The library’s collection will also be expanded, with enhanced data files and audio/media resources. MRU President David Docherty said, “the Riddell Library and Learning Centre will meet the needs of 21st century students, providing better access to resources in spaces designed to inspire learning, exploration and collaboration.” The centre is named for the Riddell Family Charitable Foundation, which contributed significantly to MRU’s Changing the Face of Education fundraising campaign. The $100-M library project was partially funded by the Alberta government, who committed $85.8 M. MRU News | Calgary Herald