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
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
SEPT 10 - APR 26
APRIL 29 - MAY 3
MAY 6 - AUG 15
Mon, Wed + Fri
AUG 15 - SEPT 7
(please ring buzzer by faculty entrance after 4:30pm) Fridays: 8 AM – 4 PM Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: Closed
PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed during regularly held weekly Chapel Services as well as Spiritual Enrichment Days.
Fees & Fines
EXTERNAL BORROWERS CARD
LOST or DAMAGED
Meet The Team
Brad was born in Moncton, New Brunswick. He is a graduate of Atlantic Baptist College (Crandall University), St. Thomas University, Lakehead University, the University of Western Ontario (M.L.I.S.) and Briercrest Seminary.
He has served at Vanguard for over three decades filling a number of roles in addition to Library Director including teaching many Old Testament electives. He is married to Debbie, with whom he shares a number of interests including practical spirituality. Brad is the father of three grown sons. He believes that one year faith developing programs are the best way to experience Bible College. He welcomes chatting with and getting to know YOU!
Education: B.A. Th.: Music Ministry & Youth Ministry, Vanguard College; MLI S, University of Alberta (in progress).
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following two documents:
A Guide to Academic Search - A short guide to various free search-engines and tools.
Print Subscriptions - Journals & Magazines available in the Library's Reading Room and online!
MisLinks - Connecting you with Missions Resources available on the web.
Science Direct –The most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. Filter your search for Open Access (Free) articles.
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.
ACL LibGuide Biblical & Theological Studies – facilitates access to a variety of resources on the Old and New Testament that are completely and freely available.