The mission of the Heritage Library is to provide an ever-expanding, diverse catalogue of scholarly resources and to provide facilities conducive to study and research for students, faculty and alumni.
The library occupies 6,000 well-lit square feet on the lower level of the Academic Building. It is open to faculty, staff, students, and the community during our indicated times (see below). Library facilities include study carrels, worktables, and reference, periodical and group/study rooms.
The library’s collection of over 35,000 items includes books, periodicals, tapes, videos, CDs, and music scores. Our catalogue is accessible online. Special collections include the Heritage Special Collection and the Bunyan Collection. In addition to 80 current hard copy journal subscriptions, Heritage faculty and students have access to e-resources including eBooks and various databases (see below).
Current Library Hours
|September 13–19||September 20–26|
Note: To facilitate returns, the book drop, located next to the doors in the lower entrance of the Academic Building, will be open 24/7.
COVID-19 and Accessing Library Materials — Updated: September 1, 2021
The library is now open to the public. Students and faculty must swipe in and out of the Academic Building using their key cards. All visitors who do not have a key card must present themselves at the Main Reception to sign in upon arrival and sign out upon departure.
In light of current and ongoing COVID-19 protocols, the current maximum capacity for the library has been set at 25 occupants. Masks must be worn at all times while indoors and social distancing must be followed. For more information on Heritage’s current COVID protocols, see here.
*Please note that curbside pickup is still being offered as an alternative method of retrieving materials. Pick up will be available at the Main Reception area of the Academic Building, Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm.*
Library and Writing Resources
- Heritage Library Online Catalogue
- EBSCOhost – Access to EBSCO eBooks, Atla Serials, Christian Periodical Index (CPI) and SocINDEX databases
- To obtain login credentials, please contact us.
- Digital Theological Library 2 (DTL2)
- Exclusively available to Heritage Seminary students, faculty, and staff
- A massive digital library of religious and theological studies. Access books, articles, journals, databases, and subject guides
- After clicking on a resource, select Heritage from the drop down list and then enter your myHeritage PersonID (how to identify your PersonID)
- Other helpful websites:
- Writing and Study Guides:
- Heritage Manual of Style — This document provides you with our formatting and citation standards for all assignments here at Heritage. It has replaced the previous document known as Survivor’s Secrets (Not to be confused with our new Survivor’s Secrets document)
- Survivor’s Secrets — A collection of write-ups and tips to help you succeed as a student here at Heritage. Topics include organization, scheduling, how to study, how to write an essay, how to write a book review, how to write a journal/reflection, as well as others.
- Citation Tools — Zotero and Mendeley
- Other citation aids:
- Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th ed.; 2018) is available in limited quantities on reserve in the library or for purchase (paperback / kindle)
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) Online (Note: Turabian and Chicago are the same style) – Note: A print copy of CMOS (17th ed.; 2017) is available on reserve in the library.
- For biblical sources, The SBL Handbook of Style (2nd ed.; 2014) may prove to be helpful. You may view/download the Supplement, or a print copy is available on reserve in the library.
- Library Floor Plan
- Student Learning Centre
- For more information, please contact us and Jordan Senécal (Library Director) or Heather Okrafka (Library Assistant) will be pleased to assist you.