Taylor College & Seminary's
Schalm Memorial Library Collection


The NEOS library system will be resuming operations beginning in September. The courier service will pick up/drop off books at Taylor on Wednesday and Friday mornings. To renew or get your library card this year, please email Ai Hayashizaki (ai.hayahizaki@taylor-edu.ca) with the following information: Name, Student ID number, Mailing address, Phone # and Email address. She will be in touch with you to arrange a time to take your photo and pick up your card.

The Vanguard Library will be available in a limited capacity to students, Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. There may be a later evening or two/week added later in the term. Seating is reduced and physical distancing will be required by all studiers, regardless of relationship outside the college. Please check in at the desk as soon as you enter the library to be assigned a seat. Wear your mask in the main areas of the library. You can remove it once you are seated. Please do not change study spaces. The Library will be closed 11am-12pm Mondays & Tuesdays and 12pm-1pm Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday for cleaning. Check back here for the most recent information and updates regarding the Vanguard library.

As part of an agreement with Vanguard College, the Schalm Memorial Library Collection resides on the campus of Vanguard. Taylor students continue to have access to this valuable resource either in person or online. Borrowing privileges are facilitated by daily delivery service between Vanguard and Taylor. Also, a collection of the most helpful and commonly-referenced titles (such as current textbooks) are available in the Benke Reading Room on the Taylor campus.


Taylor remains part of the NEOS Library system, a consortium of 25 libraries in northern Alberta. There are over five-million items in the NEOS Collections, and Taylor students have full access to everything in the collection.NEOS

For more information on the NEOS Collection or to log in and begin searching and ordering titles, 
 [CLICK HERE] (opens a new window).


>> For online access to digital databases, click here.

>> The Taylor Library Handbook, filled with helpful information for students, is available as a PDF here.


About the Schalm Memorial Library Collection

The Schalm Memorial Library was named in honour of former Academic Dean, Bernard Schalm. The collection consists of:

  • Approximately 50,000 circulating and reference books.
  • Over 60 current print periodicals subscriptions.
  • Electronic databases that provide access to thousands of electronic journals.
  • Several hundred videos, CDs and DVDs.

Taylor is pleased that we have been able to share this resource with another Christian post-secondary institution, reflecting the best stewardship of resources for both schools. 


Library Staff

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If you have questions, please feel free to call (780) 431-5200.