Ambrose Library

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Services for current Ambrose students, faculty and staff

  • Starting September 8th library study spaces are available Monday through Friday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Please be aware that the book stacks are closed and there are new protocols in place. Our friendly library staff will be ready to assist you!

  • Contactless Holds & Pickup Service is available for items in our circulating collection.  You may request items through our online catalogue, and once you receive an email that they are ready, you may pick them up in the library lobby Monday – Friday between 8:30 AM & 4:30 PM.  Items can be returned 24/7 to the book drop just outside the library doors.

  • Scanning Requests: if you need a portion of a reference book or an article from a print periodical, fill in this form and we will scan you a copy within 1-2 business days.

  • Interlibrary Loan Requests: if there is something you need that our Library doesn't have but another library does, fill in this form and we will do our best to fulfill your request. It can take up to 3-5 business days to receive your requested material.

  • Ambrose Library is here to support you!  If you need help, come see us in person or contact us by phone, email or through online chat.  For more information on the Library and its services during the time of Covid-19, see our guide here.

About the Ambrose Library

The Ambrose Library serves the students, faculty and staff of Ambrose University and Ambrose Seminary. It is one of the largest private academic libraries in western Canada. Its rapidly growing collection features more than 130,000 bound volumes and 350,000 e-books. Particular strengths include Christian studies (including nearly 5,000 Chinese-language volumes), history, music, behavioural science, business, English, and Islamics. More information on the library's collections and services can be found in the annual reports.

The library also seeks to serve the local congregations of the Church of the Nazarene in Canada and Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada (CMAC), as well as the broader Calgary community.

The Ambrose Archives, which is administered by the library, serves as the official repository for the institutional records of Ambrose University and its predecessors. The Archives also serves as the official archives of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene Canada. 

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Library Hours

During the Fall Semester:

  • Library staff are able to assist you by phone, email or online chat Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
  • Contactless Holds & Pickup Service is available for current Ambrose students, faculty and staff Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
  • The library building is open to current Ambrose students, faculty and staff Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
  • The library is closed on Weekends & Statutory Holidays.