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, alumni, and community users.
The Library occupies 6,000 square feet on the lower level of the Academic Building. It is open to students, faculty, staff, and the community during our indicated times (see below). Library facilities include study carrels, worktables, workstations, and reference, periodical and a group/study room.
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 online databases containing a variety of eBooks and periodicals (see below).
Current Library Hours
|November 29–December 5||December 6–12|
Note: To facilitate returns, the book drop box, 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 (Note: our password changed on Nov. 2. Please contact us for the new one) – Access to EBSCO eBook Collection, Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials, Christian Periodical Index (CPI), and SocINDEX databases
- To obtain login credentials, please contact us.
- Digital Theological Library 2 (DTL2)
- Exclusively available to Heritage Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff (College students and community borrowers must visit library in-person to access; see Library Staff for assistance)
- A massive digital library of religious and theological studies. Access books, articles, journals, databases, and subject guides
- After clicking on a resource, select Heritage College & Seminary from the drop down list and then enter your myHeritage PersonID (Note: Your PersonID is not the same as your Student ID. Instructions on how to identify your PersonID)
- ProQuest – Access to Ebook Central, Religion Database, and Public/Open Access Content Database
- This database is only accessible on the school’s network. Patrons may use the computers (i.e, “workstations”) located in the Library (see Library Staff for assistance)
- Other helpful websites:
- Open-access theological journals: biblicalstudies.org.uk
- Writing and Study Guides:
- Heritage Manual of Style [Updated to v.1.1 on Oct. 19] — 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 (Upgrading to citation software is only recommended for students who have mastered manually citing in Turabian/Chicago!)
- 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.) A copy of CMOS (17th ed.; 2017) is available on reserve in the library.
- For biblical studies, The SBL Handbook of Style (2nd ed.; 2014) is also a helpful resource. You may view/download the Supplement, or consult the full edition that 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.