Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


Joining the Library


Current students, staff, faculty, alumni, and emeriti of the Vancouver School of Theology can obtain a library card without charge. Free borrowing is also available to clergy and active members of our sponsoring churches: the Anglican Church of Canada, the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and the United Church of Canada.

Current students, staff and faculty of the following universities may also procure a library card without charge:

  • University of British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Trinity Western University

Current students, staff and faculty at the following theological colleges may use their institution’s library card to borrow items from the H.R. MacMillan Library:

  • Carey Theological College
  • Regent College
  • St. Mark’s College

Members of the wider community are most welcome to use the library’s resources onsite. Those who wish to borrow materials may purchase a library card. The cost of an external borrower’s library card is $25 for four months or $75 for twelve months.

Please visit the Circulation Desk at the library to receive your library card. The barcode number on your library card is your access number; it is required for all library transactions. Please note that the Circulation Desk closes five minutes before the library closing.


Your responsibilities as a borrower are to:

  • Return or renew items promptly. You can renew your items online using your library account (see My Account) or by emailing the Circulation Desk ([email protected]), calling (604.822.9382), or visiting the library in person.
  • Treat all materials with care – there will be a charge for lost or damaged items.
  • Ensure the library receives timely updates to your contact information.


Library staff provide assistance to users. If you need help using computers, finding information, or locating a particular book or article, please do not hesitate to ask any member of staff.


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