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 and musical selections on CD.
  • six computer workstations and printing services ($0.10 per page). Please see the Library desk for more information.
  • a selection of periodicals including a searchable online resource database (Ask Library staff for off-campus access).
  • access to over 10 million resources from NEOS libraries across Alberta, 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.
Students are encouraged to make full use of the library and its contents, as in many respects the library is the center of their academic life. The Librarian is embedded in your first year classes to provide instruction on academic, research, and information skills. She also offers workshops throughout the semester and is available for one-on-one research appointments. Check out our Academic Success page to see even more supports available to you. 
Your student ID is your library card which allows you to borrow resources from any NEOS library (see for a complete list). 

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 8 - Apr 30

Monday - Friday
9am - 4pm

We are currently closed to the general public.

Vanguard students can access the library by making an appointment at We are asking students to utilize the catalogue hold system to request books, rather than physically browsing the shelves. For help on how to do this, email

If you are not a student at Vanguard College, email us at, and we can arrange a curbside appointment for you to pick up or return library books.

Please keep up to date on Vanguard Covid-19 Policy updates when using the library, as regulations regarding visitation can change quickly.

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Meet The Team

Karina Dunn 1


Library Director

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

Karina has been serving at Vanguard for eight years and is passionate about information literacy. She is married and has two toddlers whom she adores. 


Cayla Thorlakson

Library Assistant

Cayla is a recent alumni of the Pastoral Care and Counselling program. She will be working at the front desk of the library while working on a research project on indigenous ministry.

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Emily Lindemann

Library Assistant

Emily is a recent high school graduate and has been working at the library for a year and a half. She lives here in Edmonton with her family including four cats! She loves working in the library and hopes to someday start a career in that field.


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

Canadian Library Association Copyright Poster

Vanguard College Copyright Fair Dealing Guidelines

More 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!