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 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 https://www.neoslibraries.ca/member-libraries/ 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 10 - APR 26

Mon-Thurs
9am-9pm


Friday
9am-4pm

APRIL 29 - MAY 3

Mon-Fri
9am-4pm

 

MAY 6 - AUG 15

Mon, Wed + Fri
9am-2pm

 

AUG 15 - SEPT 7

Mon-Fri
9am-4pm

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The library will be closed during regularly held weekly Chapel Services as well as Spiritual Enrichment Days.

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.

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

Copyright

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!

 

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