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

Library facility update - Summer 2017

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

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 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 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 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.

An update from August, 2017. We have recently been able to return 10,000 thousand books to campus from our offsite location. This has meant some rearrangement of resources especially in the Education Library. Most of the books are in closed storage areas on campus. The material brough back includes, literature, history, music, theology and more.

 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