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 Hours

The library is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Starting January 11:

  • Study spaces inside the library building will be available Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Library staff are able to assist you by phone, email or online chat Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Contactless Pickup Service is available for current Ambrose students, faculty and staff Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Items can be returned at any time using the book return bin just outside the library doors

Services for current Ambrose students, faculty and staff

  • Library study spaces are available on a first-come first-served basis Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Please be aware that the book stacks and group study rooms are closed, and there are Covid-related protocols in place.  Also, the library printer has been moved to the second floor of the main building in order to provide greater access.

  • 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.  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 3-10 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, 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.