Our Library

Our Library

Researching for an assignment or looking for information, the Vanguard College Library is where you want to be. We are pleased to offer the following services to Vanguard students:

* over 55 000 books, including reference titles, Biblical study resources, novels, devotional classics and much, much more
* a selection of DVD film titles
* musical selections (CDs)
* computer workstations equipped with internet, Microsoft Office and more
* a selection of periodicals
* a searchable online resource database EBSCO (Ask Library staff for off-campus access)
* access to millions of resources through online book reservations from libraries across Alberta, NEOS delivered directly to Vanguard College for your convenience
*online access to account status including the ability to renew material online. All you need is your barcode and pin (ask Library staff if unsure)
* dedicated quiet study and group study areas

Using the Library

Our Mission

The Vanguard College Library ensures the availability of learning resources and services of appropriate form, range, depth and currency to support the curricular offerings and meet student needs.

Hours of Operation

School Year: September 2, 2014 - April 24, 2015
Monday-Thursday: 8 AM – 10 PM (please ring buzzer by faculty entrance after 4:30pm)
Fridays: 8 AM – 4 PM
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: Closed

Christmas Season Closure: December 15 – January 5, 2015 inclusive

Spring Courses: April 27 – May 1
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM

Spring / Summer Hours: May 4 - August 7
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 AM – 2 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: Closed

Summer Courses & Pre-Registration: August 11 – August 28

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM

Resume Regular hours: September 1, 2015 (first day of classes)

Monday-Thursday: 8 AM – 10 PM (please ring buzzer by faculty entrance after 4:30pm)
Fridays: 8 AM – 4 PM
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: Closed

Fees and Fines

  • External Borrower’s Card $25 – Free for alumni and pastors
  • Late material $1.00/day each – Payable at any NEOS library
  • Lost or damaged material $150 – Payable at the material owning library
  • Replacement Library Card $15

Copyright at Vanguard College

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following two documents:

Web Resources

  • Scirus – Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web.
  • BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engines) – BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. It offers academic quality and relevance resources, Deep Web resources, precise bibliographic data, sorting options, and “refine your search result” options.
  • JURN.org – “A curated academic search-engine, indexing over 4,400 free ejournals in the arts & humanities.” It accepts google.com search limiters including placing quotation marks around phrases.
  • Theological Journals Search through Google.

Contact Us

The library can be reached via phone 780-452-0808 x.225 or email library@vanguardcollege.com for any inquiries.

Library Staff

Brad Fawcett -Librarian

One of the longest serving staff members at Vanguard College, Brad has seen the library through the introduction of computers and computer-based learning resources, massive expansion and full automation. A friendly and knowledgeable presence in the Vanguard library, Brad is a great resource to the Vanguard family.

Yvonne Perry- Assistant to the Librarian

Yvonne Perry is another integral part of the Vanguard College atmosphere. Yvonne is often the first and last face you will see when you visit the Vanguard Library – and you will know the face by it’s smile! She has been helping students find the resources they need – and bringing them encouragement when “crunch-time” rolls around – for over two decades.

Karina Dunn – Library Assistant