Ambrose Library

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We continue to follow Covid-related guidelines and will modify our operations as the pandemic situation evolves. Changes to hours and services will be continually updated on this website.
***** Please note: at this time we are not able to serve alumni or community members *****

Library Open Hours

Starting April 7, in accordance with mandatory public health measures issued from the Government of Alberta, library study spaces are closed. We continue to offer other library services as outlined below.

Services for current Ambrose students, faculty and staff

  • Contactless 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 entry Monday – Friday between 8:30 AM & 4:30 PM (with the exception of statutory holidays). 

  • 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 3-10 business days to receive your requested material.

  • Physical items can be returned 24/7 to the book return bin just outside the library doors.

  • Ambrose Library is here to support you!  If you need help, contact us by phone, email or through online chat. We will respond to your questions Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM & 4:30 PM (with the exception of statutory holidays).  For more information, see our Guide to Using the Library.

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.