Library

About

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
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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

SEPT 12 - APR 28

Mon-Thurs
8am-10pm


Friday
8am-4pm

MAY 1 - MAY 5

Mon-Fri
8am-4pm

 

MAY 8 - AUG 15

Mon, Wed + Fri
9am-2pm

 

AUG 17 - SEPT 2

Mon-Fri
8am-4pm

 

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

CLICK HERE FOR HELP ON HOW TO USE OUR LIBRARY

Fees & Fines

LATE

$1.00/DAY

 

EXTERNAL BORROWERS CARD

$25.00

 

REPLACEMENT CARD

$15.00

 

LOST or DAMAGED

$150.00

 

Meet The Team

BRAD FAWCETT

Library Director | Associate Director SPL

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!

Dunn, Karina

KARINA DUNN

Library Assistant

Education: B.A. Th.: Music Ministry & Youth Ministry, Vanguard College; MLI S, University of Alberta (in progress).

Copyright

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

Canadian Library Association Copyright Poster

Vanguard College Copyright Fair Dealing Guidelines

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Web Resources

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!

MisLinksConnecting 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.

Evangelical Missions Quarterly

International Bulletin of Mission Research

International Journal of Frontier Missions

Pneuma

Worship Leader

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