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To remain responsive, relevant and sustainable to its membership, SAMRU regularly evaluates student services and programs. From time-to-time, services or programs are adjusted appropriately in ways that are meaningful and useful to students. After seeing a decline in the use of services the Copywrite & Used Books offered over the past several years, SAMRU has decided that the cost of running the center was unsustainable in its current format. A consistent multi-year trend in declining used book sales, reduced demand for printing and computer use, and reduced demand for tickets made the change necessary. Therefore, Copywrite & Used Books will be closing permanently on April 30, 2015 and the space will be repurposed into a new study lounge for MRU students.
Beginning the week of February 16, Copywrite & Used Books reduced its hours to 3 days per week in preparation for closure and service redevelopment starting in May 2015. A reduced schedule was the best solution to continue to provide services while preparations are made to repurpose the space.
Copywrite & Used Books’ new hours of operation beginning immediately and running until April 30 are:
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In the evaluation process, SAMRU recognized that, while there is declining demand for used books, many students still value the consignment book service. As such, a book consignment service will be retained as a part of SAMRU’s programming, however the process and scale of the service will be altered to make it more sustainable. The new program is scheduled to launch in August. Other Copywrite services will be discontinued due to lack of use, and/or duplication of service on campus. The Tech Squad kiosk will remain in its current location.
SAMRU apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information, please visit: http://www.samru.ca/businessservices/copywrite/