Library facility update - Winter 2018

What Is Available | How do I find items in Worldcat marked Offsite and Unavailable?

Have you heard the latest news? During the Winter term 2018, many books previously off-site will once again be available on campus. We are excited that much of the depth of our collection will be available for students and faculty to use. The whole process will take time but we hope by the end of 2018 most of our print collections will be accessible.

The J. William Horsey Library is located in the centre of campus on the 200 level. Access from other floors is by the Vowel stairwells, either stairwell/elevator "A" or "E". There is also an exterior library entrance on the east side of the campus. Patrons requiring barrier-free access should use the west entrance and proceed to the elevators.

Many books with low circulation  are currently not available. As a result, our library stack arrangement is a little different from what you might expect. Some sections of our main library collection are shelved in the main library, in the education library and in closed stacks. 

For books shelved in closed stacks, the library offers the J. William Horsey Library Express Service. A form is available for you to fill out titles and call numbers and submit online. Submit the form, sit back, grab a coffee and we will get your book for you within the hour. Retrievals must be picked up within 24 hours. More information about how to use WorldCat and request books

What is available: 

  • All books classified in Biblical Studies (BS) and Doctrinal Theology (BT)
  • All materials borrowed seven or more times between 2003-2013.
  • All materials published since 2010
  • All DVDs, kits and CDs
  • All Education Library children's literature, teaching tools, government documents, manipulatives and puppets
  • Selected other materials.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this transition. We are glad things will be better very soon.

 How do I find items that are marked as Offsite and Unavailable?

During this transition, some items are marked in the catalogue as Offsite and unavailable. These items may be requested through our interlibrary loan service.

If you are in any doubt, speak to library staff or

Ask A Librarian.


Hugh Rendle MLS, MTS
Director, Library Services
Tyndale University College & Seminary