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Collections & Resources

Books

The library houses a collection of more than 120,000 volumes including extensive holdings in theology, biblical studies, missions, pastoral theology, history, Islamics, Music, English literature, behavioural science, and business. 

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Special Collections and Archives

The library has a specialized research collection in the history of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Church of the Nazarene.

The Ambrose Archives document the history of Ambrose University College and Seminary, and their predecessors. The Archives also serve as the official archives of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.

C&MA RESOURCES

MORE ABOUT THE ARCHIVES

Periodicals & Journals

The library has current paper subscriptions to approximately 185 magazines and journals. Back issues are either bound or acquired in microform. The periodical collection is available for in-library use only, but articles may be copied on the library’s photocopier ($.10/page) or reader-printer ($.15/page).

journal databases by subject

FIND A CITED JOURNAL ARTICLE

ATLAS FOR ALUMNI

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Chinese Resources

The library houses a collection of theological books in Chinese (catalogued).

CHINESE REsource CATALOGUe: Download excel file

Newspapers

Access over 190 Canadian newspapers with backfiles as far back as the late 1970s or The New York Times with Index covering 1851 - 2013.

CANADIAN NEWSstream

NEW YORK TIMES

Oversize Collection

To facilitate reshelving the library places any book taller than 28.5 cm. in a special oversize collection. Such volumes are designated “oversize” in the catalogue. The oversize collection is housed adjacent to the reference collection. Oversized items may be borrowed on two-week loan.

Reference Collection

The library’s extensive reference collection of more than 4,000 volumes includes dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias, atlases, and duplicate copies of the major biblical commentary series. Reference volumes do not circulate.

Audiovisual Media

The collection includes more than 500 videos and DVDs and more than 1,600 sound recordings. These media are available for two-week loan.


Other Recommended Libraries

Wanting to search for resources in other libraries?  We recommend the following libraries to find other resources outside of the Ambrose holdings:

UofC Library Catalogue
The Alberta Library Online
WorldCat
Calgary Public Library
St. Mary's Library

Library Information

New Catalogue Search!

We have successfully completed our migration to a new Library System!
Some functions of the catalogue (as well as login and accounts) will look a little different, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

New Account Logins

To access your account, click on the "My Library Account" button. This will direct you to the new catalog search, where you can access your account by clicking "My Account", then "Log In" in the top right corner. 

For Ambrose Students, Faculty and Staff - use your Ambrose credentials (full email and password) to log in to your account. 

For Community Members, you'll be asked to provide your email address. You will then recieve a link via email, which will allow you access to your account for one hour. 

Do not attempt to access your old system account (through old links or bookmarks) - logging in will not work and that information is no longer supported or connected to our new system! 

Library Hours of Operation

Spring & Summer Hours:

Monday:  8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday:  8:30am - 4:30pm

*Library closed Weekends & Stat Holidays

 

Contact

Phone: 403-410-2946
E-mail: library@ambrose.edu
Fax: 403-571-2556