Tyndale Library is in transition. Click here to learn more.

New Library Services @ Tyndale's Bayview campus

What Is Available | Determining if items in Worldcat are available

The J. William Horsey Library is open Monday to Friday and most Saturdays. We are 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 have been moved offsite and 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. All library materials will be available again when the rest of the library is completed.

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 in the last 12 years
  • 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 time. We look forward to serving you.

When new library stacks have been constructed, the Library will completely occupy new library space and collections will be reintegrated. The date for completion will be announced when available. This will be accompanied by great joy and gladness.

As of July 2016 renovations have been made to the Education Library to make more books available for browsing. The classification areas now browsable are: BX Denominations, D-DX History, PR-PS Literature, R Medicine (including Pyschotherapy). The number of bookable group study rooms has also been increased from one to four.

Determining if items in WorldCat are really available.

During this transition, the  Available status for items listed in WorldCat may not be accurate for many items owned by Tyndale. We are busily working so that items that are unavailable and off site show up correctly. We hope to have this done by late 2016.

 Available status for items is only accurate if the following statement appears beside the call number after clicking on the title in your results list:

"This item will remain available during construction of the new Tyndale library."

Items that lack this statement may not be available.

To find out if other items are available, search for the item in WorldCat, and click on the title in your results list.

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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