As of 4:30pm Friday, March 27, the Ambrose Library followed the lead of many other libraries in the province by transitioning to online/remote services only. For Ambrose students, staff and faculty, we continue to offer research assistance by phone, email, and online chat, as well as fulfilling scanning and digital ILL requests. The building will be restricted to library staff only until further notice. All loans have been renewed until August 14, please return any Library books to the book return.
Services for Ambrose Patrons During Online Delivery
In addition to our online collection of e-books and journal databases, Ambrose students and faculty have access to the following services while we are working in an online environment:
If you need a portion of a book that is currently locked away in the Library, fill out the form below and we will scan you a copy within 1-2 business days.
Interlibrary Loan Requests
Most libraries are still filling digital ILL requests - if there is a material that you need that our Library doesn't carry but another library holds it in an electronic format, fill out the form below and we will do our best to fill your request. These can take 3-5 business days to fill.
For more information on the Library and its services during the physical closure, 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.
Chinese Resources (Download Excel Document)
Library staff are available through email or online chat:
Library closed Weekends & Stat Holidays