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You will need to use the Tyndale Horsey Express to retrieve the following items:

  • items with call numbers A – BC, BT – BV, C, E – K, P – PQ, PT – Q and S – Z
  • All kits, periodicals, and pamphlets.

 Horsey Express Help

You can use these tools to help you search for online library resources such as Articles, eBooks, News etc.
Some Online Resources may require authentication for access. First select your database — if the database requires authentication, you will then be prompted for your Tyndale login and password. This step is only required if you are not on a computer which is on the Tyndale network.
This section contains general information about sevices the Education Library offers as well as library policies.

Education Library Services

Course Reserves

Professors may place any personal document or any resource from the Education Library collection on reserve at the circulation desk. Course reserves can be searched for using the “Course Reserves” link in WorldCat. Course reserves may be borrowed for a pre-determined period of time that ranges from 2 hours to 7 days.

To locate a course reserve

  • Go to the WorldCat website at http://tyndale.worldcat.org
  • Click on the “Course Reserves” link, located in the Search drop down tab.
  • Search by item or course. You can search for a professor's name under "Course"


Teacher candidates and professors from the Faculty of Education can borrow any resource from the Education Library stacks and curriculum resource collection. Regular Tyndale students, staff and card-carrying external users may borrow resources from the stacks and/or the children’s literature collection. The support staff at the circulation desk will be happy to assist you with any questions regarding the loaning of materials from the Education Library collections.

Please note: a valid Tyndale University College & Seminary identification card must be presented to the circulation desk for all transactions.

Resource Type   Faculty/Adjunct   Teacher Candidate   Student/Staff   External Members  
Stacks  120 days  21 days  21 days  21 days  
Juvenile  Literature  120 days  21 days  21 days  21 days  
CD/DVD  14 days  14 days  14 days  Library Use Only  
Cassette/Video Tape  14 days  14 days  14 days  Library Use Only  
Software  14 days  14 days  14 days  Library Use Only  
Teaching Tools  14 days  14 days  Library Use Only  Library Use Only  
Kits  14 days  14 days  Library Use Only  Library Use Only  
Puppets  14 days  14 days  14 days  Library Use Only  
Posters  14 days  14 days  Library Use Only  Library Use Only  
Government Documents  7 days  7 days  Library Use Only  Library Use Only  
Loose Periodicals  7 days  1 days  1 day  1 day  
Bound Periodicals  Library Use Only  Library Use Only  Library Use Only  Library Use Only  


Maximum number of resources that can be borrowed
    Per Subject   Total  
Faculty, full-time  No limit  35  
Faculty, adjunct  10  25  
Teacher Candidates  5  25  
Tyndale Students  5  25  
Staff Members  5  25  
External members  5  15  

Renewing Library Materials

All users are responsible for renewing their own library materials. We will not renew your library loans for you and we encourage you to renew your loans via:

  • the Education Library circulation desk, preferably with the document in hand, during regular operating hours
  • the internet through WorldCat using “My Borrower's Account”

Renewing materials through WorldCat

  • Go to the WorldCat website at http://tyndale.worldcat.org
  • Click on the “My Borrower's Account” link, located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Sign in with bar code number on your Tyndale ID card
  • The first time you sign in you will need to create your own password
  • Select the loans that you would like to renew

Please note: You may not renew materials, if:

  • You have renewed the loan on the item(s) twice in a row
  • If the item has been put on hold by another library user
  • If you owe more than the maximum amount of fines $14.99 on your library account

Returning materials to the Education Library

All patrons are responsible for returning their own library materials on time.

All items checked-out from the Education Library should be returned the Education Library circulation desk during regular hours of operation. Checked-out items may also be returned to the drop box outside regular hours of operation.

Please note: course reserves, manipulatives, kits, puppets and posters should be returned to the Education Library circulation desk.

Also note: items check-out from the Education Library should be returned to the Education Library as are items checked-out from the J. William Horsey Library should be returned to the circulation desk at the J. William Horsey Library.

Placing an item on hold

Users may place a hold on any item that is already check-out by another user (with some exceptions – see above) through WorldCat.  These items should be retrieved from the location where they are housed; for instance, Education Library materials should be retrieved from the Education Library.

Placing an item on hold

  • Find the item in WorldCat and click the title
  • Items eligible for holds usually will have a link that you can click to request the item. You cannot place holds on ebooks, periodicals, reference material or items that are currently on the shelf.

The Tyndale library system will notify you via e-mail once your materials are returned to the library by the original borrower. You will then have 5 business days to collect the document before it will be returned to the collection.

Paying your library fines

Library fines are imposed on users in order to encourage them to respect borrowing periods.

For most overdue items, a $0.50 fine will be levied per item, per day to the patron record. For overdue course reserve items, a $1.00 fine per hour, per item will be charged to the patron record.

Please note: borrowing privileges will be blocked when a patron’s fines reach $14.99.

Also note: Any outstanding fines at the end of the academic year will be forwarded to the Business Office at regular intervals. A $5.00 administrative fee will be added to any outstanding fee that is forwarded to the Business Office.

Users are responsible for the item that they borrow from the library. Should you loose or damage any item that is signed-out under your name, you will be charged the cost of the item (average $60.00) plus a $15.00 administrative fee.

Lost items should be reported to the circulation desk immediately to prevent the accumulation of overdue fines.

All library fines must be paid for by the card-carrying holder at the Education Library circulation desk.

Reserving the "Quiet Study Room"

Teacher candidates, regular Tyndale Students, faculty and staff may reserve the “Quiet Study Room” at the Education Library circulation desk. The sign-up sheets are in the blue folder at the circulation desk, and, users may sign in for individual 1 hour blocks.

Please note: users may sign up for a maximum of 2 consecutive 1 hour blocks.

Lost and found

Items found at the Education Library will be kept at the circulation desk until the end of June of each year. To claim an object, please visit the circulation desk during regular hours of operation. You must describe the object with some degree of specificity.

Photocopying, Printing & Scanning

All users need to sign-in to the photocopier-scanner before they can start using the machine to photocopy or scan. Please retrieve the password from the Circulation Desk.

  • Patrons may use card-operated (6¢/page b/w; 35¢/page colour) photocopiers in the Library. Students may use their student cards and value can be added at the reception desk at both campuses or at the campus services office. Members and visitors may borrow a card from the Circulation Desk.
  • Please note that patrons are responsible for all copies. Care should be taken to conform to Copyright law. Tyndale has an agreement with Access Copyright which allow copyright within stated guidelines. Click here for further information.
  • Copies from the Microfiche Reader-Printer can be made for 5¢/copy. Please request instruction from the library staff prior to using the machine for the first time.



All print jobs from the workstations in the Education Library automatically go to the photocopier in the work area. Printing from a laptop is available through the laptops in Classroom 1 and Classroom 2 only. Unfortunately, users cannot print from their personal laptops to the Education Library printer at this current time.


The photocopier-printer in the Education Library also has the ability to scan items and have those items sent to your e-mail. Scanning is free of charge and there are instructions on how to scan items in the blue folder near the photocopier.

Gifts and Donations Policy

Donated materials appropriate for the library collection are welcomed and accepted with the understanding that the Library Director is free to determine the appropriate disposition of these materials. Materials will only be added if they conform to the selection criteria established in the Tyndale Libraries collection development policy; though some leniency may be allowed in interpreting the criteria. It is best for prospective donors to provide a list of items they wish to donate in advance, so that the library is not overwhelmed with items it cannot use.

Donated materials not needed by the library will be offered to other libraries, if they are especially valuable or appropriate for library use (especially for theological libraries in developing countries). Donations not needed by the library may also be put on sale for library users at modest rates and the income generated by the sales will go into the library’s operating budget.

Gift labels are usually placed in materials accepted for the collection. “Gift in Kind” receipts for donated materials are also issued, but must be requested when the donation is made. Receipts can only be issued for items actually added to the library collection. Please note: it is up to the donor to defend any claim made to the Canada Revenue Agency.

For more information, please contact the Library Director, Hugh Rendle

Arts & Media Supplies

The Education Library sells art and media supplies at the circulation desk.

See below for a list of the various products and their prices.
Please note: only cash is accepted.

Paper Products
Bristol Board
black, white, blue, green, red, yellow, orange, pink
Chart Paper ruled, graph, news print
(Per sheet)
Construction Paper (9x12)
black, white, dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green, red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, brown
Construction Paper (12x18)
black, white, dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green, red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, brown
Card Stock (8.5x11)
white, baby blue, lime green, lipstick, hot pink, pink, yellow, orange, purple
Colour Copying Paper (8.5x11)
blue, dark green, light green, lime green, red, yellow, orange, pink, turquoise
Duo Tangs
black, blue, red, green
Index Cards (per 100 pack) $1.00
Paper Pads (ruled & graph) $2.00
(1.5 x 2)
(3 x 3)
(3 x 5)
(4 x 6)

Report Covers (Regular Cover)
black, white, blue, red, green
Report Covers (Plastic Cover)
black, blue, green
Scratch Pads $1.50
Sheet Protectors $0.50
Tracing Paper $0.15
Transparency Film $1.00
Arts & Media Supplies
Binder Clips
(15 mm)

(30 mm)


(10 Pack)

CD's and DVD's (blank) $0.50
Cerlox Coils (black, white, blue)
(6 mm: 2 - 20 sheets)
(8 mm: 21 - 40 sheets)
(10 mm: 41 - 55 sheets)
(Individual White)

(12 pack of colours)

Clear Tape $2.00
Correction Tape $2.00
Crayons (24 pack) $2.00
Erasers $0.25
Glue Sticks $1.00
blue, greenn, yellow, pink
Mechanical Pencils
(lead refills)
black, blue, red
Play-Doh $0.50
Scented Markers (box) $5.00
Scotch Tape $2.00
Spray Glue $10.00
Sticky Tack / Mounting Putty $2.50
Transparency Markers $1.00
USB Keys $10.00
White Board Erasers $1.50
White Board Markers
black, blue, red, green



Interlibrary Loans

The Tyndale library provides its users with access to items held at other library institutions across North America.

The library will try to borrow or request photocopies of articles that are not held at the Tyndale libraries. If there are charges we will contact you.

Submit Loan Request



This section contains library hours as well as general contact information.

J. William Horsey Library

3377 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON
M2M 3S4 [map]
Circulation Desk: (416) 226-6620 ext. 2131


  Regular Hours
  • Mon - Thu 7:45 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays & holidays
  July 1 – Sept. 9, 2016
  • Mon. - Thu 8 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Select Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Open Saturdays are:
    Jul. 9 & 23, Aug. 13 & 27.
  • Sundays – Closed

Education Library

3377 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON
M2M 3S4 [map]
Circulation Desk: (416) 226-6620 ext. 2241


  Regular Hours
  • Mon - Thu: 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
 Closed Holidays

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Contact Information


 Hugh Rendle- Director of Library Services
 (416) 226-6620 ext. 6716
Contact Regarding: Overall administration and planning; collection development; Tyndale Archives; Library instruction sessions; Employment opportunities at the J. William Horsey Library; Reference and/or research questions.

 Armen Svadjian- Public Services Librarian
 (416) 226-6620 ext. 2126
Contact Regarding: Research assistance, library instruction, tours, interlibrary loans, student library jobs.

 Maria Ho - Technical Services Librarian
 (416) 226-6620 ext. 6704
Contact regarding: Library computer systems and WorldCat--the library catalogue. Chinese language acquisitions.

Library Staff

Norma Stuckless
Circulation Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2131

Bethany Conboy
Education Library Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2241

Becky Wismer
Acquisitions Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2128

Iris Lam
Serials Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2117

Janice Lam
Technical Services Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2129

Monica Duce
Interlibrary Loan Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2785

Victoria Zhang
Chinese Language Technical Services Librarian
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2238


This section contains several resources to help you use our library. Need more help? Search for an answer on LibAnswers.


Ask a Librarian

  • In person
    Visit one of the Tyndale Library staff members at the public services desk at one of the Tyndale Libraries. For information on hours of operation, please click on the “Hours & Info” tag.
  • Via telephone
    Contact one of the librarians’ desk at one of the Tyndale Libraries at 416-226-6620 (ext. 2126 – Main Library or ext. 2227 – Education Library).
  • Via mobile text
    Send the Tyndale Library a text message at 647-694-1637.
  • Via email
    Send us an email at ask@tyndale.libanswers.com.
  • Via Chat
    Visit http://tyndale.libranswers.com. Click on the “Ask Us” tab to speak with a librarian online in real time.

Information for Alumni & Visitors

How to obtain a library card:
External members must purchase a library membership card with a barcode from the Tyndale library staff in order to activate borrowing privileges. The membership card is issued for either four months at $30 or one year at $75; or a reduced fee of $40.00 for alumni/ae. The replacement charge for lost/damaged/stolen cards is $3.00. Note: a valid photo I.D. that includes a current address is required when purchasing or renewing a membership card. Membership does not include remote access to online journal databases or ebooks due to licensing restrictions.

All borrowed materials are subject to recall. Students and External members will have one week to return recalled library material prior to incurring fines.

Requesting Materials through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The library also offers an Interlibrary Loan service to patrons who need to access library materials beyond the library collections, and that are not readily accessible through the academic libraries of the Greater Toronto Area. Extra charges may apply to External members for materials requested through ILL. Patrons may either request ILL forms at the Circulation Desk or place a request through the Interlibrary Loans page.

All borrowed materials are subject to recall.

Online Access
Tyndale alumni should be reminded that while their “MyTyndale” usernames and passwords gain them access to MyTyndale web-mail and web-files, their accounts will not grant them access to the Tyndale Library resources. At this time, our license agreements only permit the use of electronic resources on the part of Tyndale students, teacher candidates, faculty, and staff members.

This is a special edition of the ATLA Religion Database for Tyndale alumni only. It includes access to many full text articles. The ATLAS for ALUM program is supported by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. and Tyndale University College & Seminary. Tyndale alumni may email the Tyndale Alumni office alumni@tyndale.ca to receive their password.

Citing Your Sources


Library Blog


This section contains general information about the Education Library.


The Education Library contains collections of resources to support the study and practice of Education.  The Education Library collection includes: reference material, general stacks, children’s literature, curriculum resource materials, multimedia, printed and electronic journals. For more information on the Education Library collections, please consult our Collection Development policy.

For information on how to locate materials and resources located at the Education Library, please consult the WorldCat Research Guide.


Reference Materials

Contains handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, almanacs and other materials designed to provide the user with a broad overview the key thinkers and issues affecting a wide variety of academic disciplines (i.e. psychology, special education, Canadian law, etc.). The reference collection also contains the Education Library’s collection of Ontario Ministry documents, such as curriculum guides and exemplars.

General Stacks

Includes printed materials that deal with instructional strategies; philosophy and psychology of Education. The general stacks collection also includes materials that deal with current issues in education, i.e. religion in schools, inclusivity, social justice, bullying, special education, and more.

Children's Literature

Contains fiction and non-fictional books written for audiences 18 years of age or younger. Includes picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, etc. that support the Ontario curriculum.

Curriculum Resource Materials

Contains Trillium listed textbooks and teacher guides as well as books and other materials acquired with the Ontario curriculum in mind. These materials include lesson and unit plans, classroom activities, teaching strategies for specific subject areas: language and literacy; history; geography; science; mathematics; visual arts; music; drama; French and English as a second language.


The Education library also contains a wide variety of multi-media resources that support classroom practice: DVD’s, CD’s, kits, board games, puppets, manipulatives, videos, educational software, posters, maps, charts.

Printed and Electronic Journals

The Education Library collects both printed and electronic journals related to the study and practice of Education. Please contact the Education Librarian or the Circulation Desk should you require help identifying which journal index is most suitable for your research topic. For more information on how to search the journal collections, please see the tutorial How to Find Journal Articles.



Study Spaces and Work Area

The Education Library has large tables in the work area that may seat groups of up to 8 – 10 people. There are also study carrels in the stacks area for quiet individual study. Electrical sockets are also scattered throughout the Education Library to power personal laptop computers and Wireless Internet is available everywhere at the Bayview campus facilities.

Computer Work Terminals

The Education Library has computer workstations in the work area that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis during operating hours. These computers have full internet access, MS Office capabilities and they are also equipped with the latest instructional software (i.e. Tinkerplots, Geometer’s Sketchpad, etc.) that are being used in the Ontario School Boards.

Media Centre

The Education Library has a media center that contains die-cuts and die-cut machines; cerlox binding; free pictures for building scrapbooks; paper cutters and more. There is also a PC and a MAC computer that are fully connected to the internet, with desktop publishing capabilities.

Users visiting the Education Library Media Centre also have access to an interactive SMART Board that they could use to practice and develop lessons with Notebook and other software.

Arts and Media Supplies Centre

The Education Library also has an arts and media supplies center where users may purchase a wide variety of arts and media supplies such as paper products, art supplies, USB keys, and re-writable discs. All the supplies can be purchased at the circulation desk at moderate prices.

Quiet Room

The Education Library has a quiet room that can be reserved for group and individual study sessions. Users may use the quiet room during regular operating hours and are able to pre-book the room for up to two concurrent one hour blocks.

Tyndale Archives

The Education Library is also the new home for the Tyndale University College & Seminary archives. To access materials in the archives users must first contact the Director of Library Services, Hugh Rendle, and make prior arrangements.


Contact Education Library

Circulation Desk: (416) 226-6620, ext. 2241
Fax: (416) 218-6763
E-Mail: edulibrary@tyndale.ca

Location & Mailing Address
Tyndale Education Library
3377 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2M 3S4

Bayview Campus,  Bottom Floor
(Enter through the southern doors at the Bayvew Campus - 3377 Bayview Avenue – and take the stairs and/or elevator to the bottom floor. Follow the signs)