Ambrose Library

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Library Information

We continue to follow all COVID-19 guidelines and will modify our operations as public health mandates evolve. Changes to library hours and services will be updated on this page.

As of July 7, 2021, library study spaces are open and collections are available to browse.

Services for alumni and community borrowers

The Ambrose campus, including the library, is open to all members of the public including alumni and community borrowers.

Services for current Ambrose students, faculty and staff

Contactless Pickup Service

Contactless Pickup Service is available for items in our circulating collection (books in Main Stacks).

Sign into your library account and then browse our online catalogue to find books to request. When you receive an email that they are ready, you may pick them up in the library entry Monday - Friday between 9:00 am & 4:00 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 the Scanning Request form and we will email you the scan within 1-2 business days.

Please note that we do not provide scanning services for books that are available to sign out. Please instead request the item for contactless pickup.

Interlibrary Loan Requests

If there is something you need that our Library doesn't have, fill in the Interlibrary Loan Request form and we will do our best to find the item for you. It can 3-10 business days to receive your requested material.

Book Returns

Books 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 (403-410-2946), email (, or through online chat (click the Welcome to Ambrose Library Chat! button at the bottom of the screen). We will respond to your questions Monday - 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.