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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.

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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).

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Chinese Resources

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

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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

Library Information

The Ambrose Library serves the students, faculty and staff of Ambrose University College and Ambrose Seminary. It is one of the largest private academic libraries in western Canada. Its rapidly growing collection features more than 125,000 bound volumes and 185 magazine and journal titles. Particular strengths include Christian studies, history, music, behavioural science, business, English, and Islamics. For more information on the library’s collections, as well as annual reports, see below.

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 College, Ambrose Seminary, and the CMAC. In addition, a special research collection of books and periodicals documents the history and thought of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Church of the Nazarene.

Library Hours of Operation

June 10 - September 4:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Library Closed Weekends & Stat Holidays

Contact

Phone: (403) 410-2946
Email: library@ambrose.edu
Fax: 403-571-2556

 

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