Taylor College & Seminary's
Schalm Memorial Library Collection


Returning Books During Quarantine: Rest assured that nothing is due until the end of September, 2020. If you would like to return books, the front office at Vanguard College is available to answer the doorbell in the main entrance from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday. The books can be left on the cart labeled "Library Book Return" just inside at the bottom of the stairs to the library. Karina Dunn will get them checked in the next time she is at the library. Alternatively, you can call Taylor's office and make an appointment with Ai (780-431-5201) to drop-off books at Taylor Seminary.

Borrowing Books During Quarantine: If you need to check out new materials, please make an appointment at appoint.ly/t/library. Then search the catalogue and limit your results to Library/Institution "Vanguard College." You will only be able to place holds on items belonging to Vanguard College Library, and you will only be able to pick them up at Vanguard College. NEOS Connect remains closed. Feel free to email library@vanguardcollege.com with any questions or your list of titles.

Online Resources: Our database subscription has recently doubled, so check it out! The username and password can be found in Outcome Zero.

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.

To access library resources, click here  or call 780-452-0808

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).

  • To learn more about borrowing within NEOS, please click on the “Policies” section below.

>> For online access to digital databases, click the Online Database Search link on the menu to the left (under "Library").

>> 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. Read more about the new agreement here.


Library Staff

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