Library Catalogue (Koha)
Want to find a book from the physical items we already have in the system? The Library Catalogue is what you’re looking for! Koha contains the records of all of ABC’s books, along with items from our partner Library CSBS. If you want to see only the items we have at ABC, remember to limit your search from ‘All Libraries’ to ‘Alberta Bible College’ on the right, but remember, even if it’s only available at CSBS, we can put a hold on it for you and they’ll ship it here for you to use!
Through EBSCOhost we have access to hundreds of online eBooks! This database is very useful, but there are some things that you should know about it.
- When you’re off campus you’ll need to sign in to access eBooks. Your username will be your ABC campus email address (Example firstname.lastname@example.org) and your PIN will be the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided ABC. If this doesn’t work contact your librarian at email@example.com.
- Most (but not all!) eBooks work just like physical books: only 1 person can read them at a time. If the book you’re looking at is a required material for a class assignment, consider downloading just the pages you need and then closing out of the eBook for your fellow students to use.
- Downloading pages is not available for all eBooks, but when it is, you’ll find the option on the top left. First, open the eBook as either an EPUB Full Text file or a PDF (top left after you’ve clicked on the specific eBook). Then click on ‘save pages’. The number in the yellow box will tell you how many pages you are allowed to save (occasionally this will be 0).
Still have questions? Feel free to contact your librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do all we can to assist!
Did you know we have access to two online journal databases? The ATLA Religion Database with Serials and Christian Periodical Index have thousands of peer reviewed journal articles and can be a huge help for sources when writing a tricky paper.
Interlibrary Loans (The Alberta Library Online)
Is there a book that you REALLY need but we just don’t have it in our collection? Never fear, TAL has got you covered! TAL allows us to access books from almost any library in Alberta, so if the book is out there, we can probably get it. Be warned though, because it’s from a library system outside of our own the checkout periods tend to be more strict and fines for late items steeper. Talk to your librarian for more help or information.
Lyrics and Chord Charts (CCLI Song Select)
Are you a musician? ABC has got you covered! CCLI Song Select provides words, chords, and sheet music to thousands of the most popular christian tunes. This resource does require you to make an separate account through ABC, so talk to your librarian for access.
Calgary Public Library
ABC’s isn’t the only library around! If you’re living in Calgary you’ve got all you need for a Calgary Public Library Card, and they’ve got tons of resources and research help too! The nearest branch to ABC is the Louise Riley Library, located in North Hill Center.
Personalized Research Guidance
Did you know that ABC has an Academic coach/tutor? David Ross is here to help with all of your research, writing, or citation needs, and he’s here to help for free! He is available by appointment on Mondays from 9am – 6pm, Wednesdays from 1:30pm – 6pm, Thursdays from 9am – 6pm, and Fridays from 9am – 4pm.
Set up an appointment by emailing him at email@example.com!