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This section contains general information about sevices the library offers as well as library policies.

Borrower Services and Loan Policies

All members of the Tyndale University College & Seminary community with valid library cards may sign out materials from the J. William Horsey Library. Members of the public may use materials within the library or purchase a membership card for limited borrowing privileges. 

 

How to Obtain a Library Card

  • Students must initially obtain a photo identification card from the Registration Office. The Tyndale library staff will then use the barcode on the photo identification card to activate borrowing and remote access privileges. Note that students must update their personal information at the Library at the beginning of each semester. Auditing Students do not automatically have library borrowing privileges unless they pay a library fee at time of registration.
     
  • Students who were enrolled in the immediately previous term but are not currently taking courses may pay $15 for a library membership to extend their borrowing privileges for four months.
     
  • Full-time Faculty  must initially obtain a photo identification card from the Registrar's Office. The Tyndale library staff will then use the barcode on the photo identification card to activate borrowing and remote access privileges. Note that the card must be updated at the Library in June every year. Adjunct Faculty and part-time Instructors will have the same library privileges as full-time Faculty and Cabinet members with the exception of the loan policies outlined below.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Board and Corporation members will be issued complimentary annual membership cards upon request. Please bring documentation indicating institutional status to the Circulation Desk

Loan Periods

  • The standard loan period for library materials is three weeks (21 days) with two renewals, assuming no holds or recalls apply.
     
  • Faculty may borrow materials for up to four months (120 days) with no renewals, assuming no holds or recalls apply.
     
  • Loan periods for Reserve Collection materials vary:
    1. Two hour loan;
    2. One day loan (due next day by closing time);
    3. Two day loan (due the second day by closing time);
    4. One week (due one week later by by closing time);
    5. Unbound periodicals (due the next day by closing time);
    6. Note: with few exceptions, the Reference Collection and bound periodicals are not available for loan.
     
  • Loan periods for special formats or collections vary according to patron status. For Students and External members, audio materials may be borrowed for three weeks, video materials may be loaned for one week, and loose paper periodicals may be loaned for one day — all with two renewals assuming no holds or recalls apply. For Faculty and Cabinet members, audio materials may be borrowed for three weeks, video materials and loose paper periodicals may be loaned for one week — all with two renewals assuming no holds or recalls apply.
     
  • Students may borrow a maximum of five items per subject and a total of twenty five items on loan at any one time; Faculty and Cabinet members may borrow a maximum of thirty-five items on loan at any one time; External members may borrow a maximum of five items per subject and a total of fifteen items on loan at any one time; Adjunct Faculty and part-time Instructors will be limited to borrowing a maximum of ten items per subject and no more than twenty-five items in total. Library materials will be due prior to the end of the employment contract with Tyndale.

Renewals and Fines

  • The library policy allows a maximum of two renewals per item if it is not requested by another person. After the two renewals, the item must be returned to the library.
     
  • When renewing online outside of the library, it is the responsibility of the patrons to ensure that their renewals are done properly. If you have printer access, it is highly advisable that you do a print screen of your record of renewal(s) for use as proof if discrepancies with our library records occur at a later date. Overdue fines will incur if renewals are not done properly.
     
  • Click here for Online Renewal Instructions.
     
  • 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 library circulation desk.

Recalls

All borrowed materials are subject to recall. Students and External members will have one week to return recalled library material prior to incurring fines. Faculty and Cabinet members will have possession of library materials for two weeks prior to recall. These latter members will be given one additional week to return recalled library materials prior to incurring fines.

Placing Holds and Requesting Interlibrary Loans

  • All valid Tyndale library users may place holds on materials that are charged out to other patrons with the exception of reserve materials. This can be done electronically through WorldCat. Reserve materials are loaned on a first-come-first served basis, and no request for reserve materials placed through WorldCat will be processed by the Library.
  • Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to patrons who need access to library materials beyond the our local holdings. Extra charges may apply to External members for materials requested through ILL. Please fill out the online Interlibrary Loan Request form.

Photocopying

  • 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. 

Library Services for Distance Students

Who is eligible?
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a Tyndale online or distance course for credit and who reside in North America. 
  • Students who reside 100 km, or more from Tyndale University College & Seminary.
     
Who is not eligible?
  • Students who are attending classes on the main campus are not eligible to use these library services even if the above criteria apply.
     
Services provided

Access to a Librarian

  • Research assistance is available from the Public Services Librarian, Armen Svadjian. Tel: (416)226-6620 ext. 2126 Email: reference@tyndale.ca
     
Books
  • Delivery of books and other circulating materials from both the J. William Horsey Library collection and the Education Library Collection.
  • Library books will be mailed to the patron via Canada Post. Postage for books and return postage will be paid for by the Library for patrons in Canada. Patrons in the United States will pay their own return postage.
  • Maximum of 5 books per subject, and a total of 25 items may be signed out at any given time.
  • Loan period will be for 3 weeks
  • Materials may be renewed twice as long as they have not been requested by another borrower.
  • Course texts and materials on the reserve shelf are not available under this arrangement.
     
Articles
  • Journal or magazine articles from the Library’s print Collection may be requested.
  • Articles found online through the various online databases to which the Library subscribes to will not be supplied.

 

Inter-library Loan Requests

  • Request books and articles that are not a part of the Tyndale Libraries’ Collection by using the Inter-Library Loan Online Request Form.
  • Distance Education Students should expect to wait at least three weeks for Inter-Library Loans to arrive.
     
Fees
  • There will be a charge of $1.00 per book requested.
  • Article requests will be copied at a charge of 10 cents per page or articles from reference books within Copyright guidelines.
  • There is a $2.00 charge for each article obtained through interlibrary loan service.
  • An invoice will be included with shipment of materials, payment is required to be paid with the return of materials.
     
Borrowing Regulations
  • Library materials may be borrowed for a three weeks.
  • Loan period for some materials may be shorter.
  • The due date for all materials shipped is printed on a due date slip.
  • Materials may be renewed twice if there is no outstanding holds on the item.
  • Materials will not be sent to any student with outstanding charges on their library account.
  • Overdue notices are sent to your email account. The status of loans are reflected in each patron’s borrower's account in WorldCat, and should be checked regularly.

Library Services 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.

Recalls
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 Tyndale library collections. A minimum charge of $10.00 will apply to external members for materials requested through ILL. Please place request by completing the form on 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.

ATLAS for ALUM
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.

Library Services for Persons with Disabilities

Getting to the Library

The entrance floor of the J. William Horsey Library is accessible to persons with physical disabilities.  Enter from the front entrance of Tyndale at 25 Ballyconnor Court and turn left.  The elevator is on your left.  Proceed to the second floor library entrance by exiting the elevator and turning right down the hall to the glass doors.  Do not go through the glass doors but turn right to the library entrance.  There are electronic doors.  Simply press the panel on the wall and the doors will open.  The panel is on the wall to the left.  Wheelchair accessible washrooms are at the right before you enter the library.

The Education Library is also accessible to persons with physical disabilities.  Enter from the south entrance of the Bayview campus at 3377 Bayview Avenue, proceed to the elevator on the right.  Go to the basement level and turn right and then left down the corridor, following the signs straight ahead.  This library is all on one level with a ramp to the stacks area.  Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located just across from the elevator.

Services

All students with a disability who require special accommodation must register with the student life department.  Assistance in the library is available for people who are not able to use public access terminals to locate library materials.  Please identify your need and request assistance from library staff at the circulation desk.  The lower level of the J. William Horsey Library where most of the books stacks are available is not easily accessible by wheelchair or elevator.  Retrieval assistance is available for persons whose disability prevents them from retrieving materials on their own, usually within two hours.  

Assistance will also be provided to persons who are not physically able to use the photocopy facilities.  Library staff will photocopy needed materials within the provisions of the Canadian Copyright Act and the institutional copyright license by the end of the next business day.  Regular fees for copies apply.

Scanning services are available for students with visual disabilities. Please speak to a librarian for more information.

Patrons are welcome to bring assistive technology with them into the library.  If the device may disturb other users, patrons should ask for assistance to find the best place in the library to use the device.  Personal assistants and service animals are also welcome. 

Assistive Technology

The following text to speech programs are available on terminals in both libraries and computer labs:

Read and Write Gold
Premier Assistive Technologies

The following electronic resources include some text to speech functionality:

Ebrary ebooks (using the Ebrary reader)
Ebscohost databases (html documents)
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Further information is available on Tyndale Accessibility Standards for customer service.

Library patrons who need accommodations may wish to contact the library before a visit.

For the Education Library contact Mark Mueller, Education Librarian 416-226-6620 ext. 2227.

For the J. William Horsey Library contact Armen Svadjian, Public Services Librarian 416-226-6620 ext. 2126.

About The Library

Learn more about the Tyndale Library and its collections.

 

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

25 Ballyconnor Court
Toronto, ON
M2M 4B3 [map]
Circulation Desk: (416) 226-6620 ext. 2125


Hours
 

Sep 4 - Dec 12, 2014
  • Mon - Thurs: 7:45 am - 10:30 pm
  • Friday: 7:45 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED
     
Dec 15 - Jan 3, 2015
  • Mon - Wed (Dec 15 - 17)
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thurs (Dec 18): 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Fri (Dec 19): 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat (Dec 20): CLOSED
  • Mon (Dec 22): 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tues (Dec 23): 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Dec 24 - Jan 1: CLOSED
  • Fri (Jan 2): 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat (Jan 3): 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
     
Special Hours & Holidays
  • Closed for Chapel on Wednesdays 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Dec 24 - Jan 1: CLOSED

Education Library

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


Hours
 

Jul 7 - Dec 21 , 2014
  • Mon - Thu: 7:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
     
Special Hours & Holidays
  • Nov 3: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Dec 22 - Dec 23: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2015: CLOSED

 

Got a Question?

Ask a Tyndale Librarian

 

 

 

Contact Information

Librarians

Hugh Rendle- Director of Library Services
  (416) 226-6620 ext. 6716
  hrendle@tyndale.ca
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
  asvadjian@tyndale.ca
Contact Regarding: Research assistance, library instruction, tours, interlibrary loans, student library jobs.

Mark Mueller - Education Librarian
  (416) 226-6620 ext. 2227
  mmueller@tyndale.ca
Contact regarding: Collection development at the Education Library; Student employment opportunities at the Education Library; Reference and/or research questions; Library instruction sessions.

Maria Ho - Technical Services Librarian
  (416) 226-6620 ext. 6704
  mho2@tyndale.ca
Contact regarding: Library computer systems and WorldCat--the library catalogue. Chinese language acquisitions.

Library Staff

Norma Stuckless
Circulation Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2131
nstuckless@tyndale.ca

Bethany Huff
Education Library Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2241
bhuff@tyndale.ca

Becky Wismer
Acquisitions Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2128
bwismer@tyndale.ca

Iris Lam
Serials Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2117
ilam@tyndale.ca

Janice Lam
Technical Services Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2129
jlam@tyndale.ca

Monica Duce
Interlibrary Loan Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2785
mduce@tyndale.ca

Albert Villaruz
Library Technician
(416) 226-6620 ext. 2228
avillaruz@tyndale.ca

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

 

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

Research 

This is a great place to start your research in a specific subject area, linking you to relevant print and digital library resources including databases, articles and books.

View Research Guides

 

 

Need Help Writing Papers?

The Tyndale Writing Centre provides free writing assistance to students. They are located across the Registration department

» Writing Centre Website

Tyndale Seminary Research & Writing Manual

This guide is to help Tyndale Graduate students in the following topics: Doing Research, Writing a Research Paper, Major Types of Essay Assignments and Essay Formatting.
 

> Download the PDF

 

 

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.

Citing Your Sources

 

The mandate of the Education Library is to support the research and curricular needs of the Faculty of Education at Tyndale.
Library Blog
 

« Visit Education Library Website 

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 list
  • Search by item or course. You can search for a professor's name and under "Course"

Loans

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 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 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.

Loans

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.