Library News - June 17, 2020

As of June 17, 2020. the Library and the Tyndale Campus remains closed until further notice due to Ontario Government Emergency. A small number of library staff now have access to physical collections. They are available to offer scan and send services to faculty, staff and students. Library staff are avaiable on LibAnswers to answer patron requests and provide research assistance. Library staff may also mail books to faculty and students if there are no electronic alternatives available. Fees may apply. Overdue fines have been waived until further notice. Please do not return your library books until further notice.

When the library reopens the following information introduces you to our physical facility.

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.

Our library stack arrangement is a little different from what you might expect. Books available for loan are shelved in the main library stacks, in the ABBA Resource Centre stacks, and in closed stacks. 

Books listed in Main Library Storage are shelved in closed stacks. The Library offers the J. William Horsey Library Express Service to access these books. 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 items marked as AVAILABLE in WorldCat. Those items in Main Library Stacks and ABBA Resource Centre Stacks are on open shelves that you may browse. Items listed in Main Library Storage must be requested.

How do I find items that the library does not own?

Some items in WorldCat are marked as being owned by  Libraries Worldwide. These items may be requested through our interlibrary loan service. The Library staff will do its best to obtain these items for you at a minimal cost.

If you have questions, speak to library staff or

Ask A Librarian.


Hugh Rendle MLS, MTS
University Librarian,
Tyndale University