Ambrose Library

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Library Information

Summer Hours (July 7 – September 4, 2021)

Weekends & Statutory Holidays Monday - Friday
Closed 9 am – 4 pm

September 5 – September 11, 2021

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Closed Closed 9 am – 4 pm 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 6 pm Closed

Early Term hours start the week of September 12, 2021

Sunday & Statutory Holidays Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday
Closed 8 am – 9 pm 8 am – 6 pm 11 am – 5 pm

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

Hold Request

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 during open hours at the Holds Shelf (near the Circulation Desk). You will still need to sign them out at the Circulation Desk.

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

Return books inside the library during open hours and in the outside book return bin when the library is closed.


Ambrose Library is here to support you! If you need help, contact us by phone (403-410-2946) or email ( We will respond to your questions during the library's open hours. 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.