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Library support during the Covid-19 pandemic

Curbside pick up of Library and Bookstore materials is available Monday–Friday, 8:30am–3:30pm. RRU Library staff are available to support you online Monday–Saturday. We appreciate your understanding and offer you ours as we navigate the constraints that the pandemic places on us all.

Borrowing books

Get books from our print collection shipped to your home return-postage-paid through our document delivery service. Curbside pick-up is also available by appointment for local students and faculty.

  • The standard 4-week loan period for regular-collection print books is in effect.
  • If you find a print book you'd like to borrow, place a hold on it! We'll get in touch to schedule a time for you to safely pick up your book on campus, or arrange to mail it to your home address.
  • Renew your library books online. If you experience any difficulties renewing books, please email Books placed on hold by another user cannot be renewed.
  • Local students and faculty may return items through the book return slot, located at the Library’s main doors (the Library building remains closed). Books can also returned by mail.
  • The community borrowing program is on pause at this time. We look forward to welcoming community borrowers again soon. 

Interlibrary loan of print and digital materials is available. Please note:

  • Availability is dependent on the operational capacities of other institutions. Therefore, we may be unable to source certain materials at this time.
  • Requests may be fulfilled more slowly than usual.

As always, the Library will make every effort to source your interlibrary loan requests where possible.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Research help

Librarians are available Monday through Saturday to assist you. Email your question or book an appointment to meet with a librarian online.  

Prefer the DIY approach?

Buying textbooks

The RRU Bookstore is open for online sales and responding to phone and email requests. Bookstore staff are available 8:30–3:30 Monday to Friday.

  • Pickup service is available for local students. Please place your order online and choose the pickup option. We will contact you when your order is ready and arrange a pickup time. 
  • Questions? Get in touch.

Writing help

Writing Centre staff are available Monday through Saturday to answer your email or meet with you online.

  • Use the WriteAnswers contact form to send a private message. We’ll send you a private reply within one business day.
  • Book an Appointment for writing help and choose the day and time that is convenient for you.  

For more information and extensive online resources, please visit the Writing Centre’s website

Other Services

The Library building is home to many other services. For more information on their COVID procedures, visit their websites. To schedule meetings with staff in these departments, book an appointment.

Read more about Royal Roads' approach to COVID-19 here.