Library Services

Library Databases and Journals

Access the EBC Databases.


Due to renovations in the building, the EBC Library is now closed until the Winter 2024 semester.  We encourage current students to make use of online books and resources through the DTL2 platform.

For all library inquiries, please email the Registrar's Office:

About the library

The Edna Pridham Memorial Library has been the centre of research activity on campus for students for many years. As the college has needed to change and adapt, so have Library services.  The space previously used for the Library is now being renovated for worship and other uses, and a smaller designated space for Library resources is being created.

The college seeks to provide research and learning support to all of our students.

In addition to our physical collection, we are pleased to offer the Digital Theology Library 2 to current students, staff, and faculty of EBC. This collection contains over 478,000 e-Books, over 10 million peer-reviewed articles, and over 34,000 journals which may be accessed both on and off-campus.  The DTL2 can be accessed at:


Loans & Fines

Loan Periods

Book – 2 weeks – 2 renewals (Students)
Book - 4 weeks - 2 renewals (Community users/Alumni)
Reserve Room – 2 hour- no renewals
DVD – 1 week – no renewals

Reserve Materials

Loan periods: 2 hour
Restrictions have been placed on the borrowing period for all of these items by their instructor. All materials may be borrowed for a limited time period. Students may check out a maximum of 2 Reserve items at any time. Due to the high demand of reserve items, renewals are not permitted. Late fees for reserves returned late are $1 per 2 hours late.

How many books may I check out?

Students, staff, faculty – 15 books
Community borrowers, alumni and pastors – 5 books


Books – $0.25 per day, per item
2-hour Reserve – $1.00 per 2 hours late, per item
DVDs – $1.00 per day, per item

* Fines must be paid and amount owing at a zero balance before grades are released at the end of the semester. Borrowing privileges are suspended if fines exceed $10 at any time.
* Community patron fines must be paid in order for any books to be checked out.

Renewing Materials

Note: Materials cannot be renewed online after the due date. Please call or email.

Telephone: (519) 894-8900 ext. 269 or 234
Online: Log onto Populi Library and connect to your library profile. Simply click the renew button for each title you wish to renew.
In person: Come to front desk to renew. It is not necessary to have the books with you in order to renew.

Lending Policies

Students, staff, and faculty of EBC may access these online resources both on and off-campus. In addition to borrowing books, patrons may use a full range of reference services and research assistance provided by the Library.

Community Borrowers, Alumni, Local Pastors
While it has been our practice for many years to offer limited library service to community borrowers, alumni, and local pastors, we are currently only able offer library services and lending privileges to current students for the next six months (December 2023 to May 2024) due to the renovations taking place on campus and the reconfiguration of the library space and collection.  Once this process has finished, we hope to resume library service to community users, alumni and pastors as we are able.  We appreciate your understanding in this season of transition.

Copyright Information

Today many students photocopy articles and books and print online resources that are under copyright protection. The Copyright Act is the legislation in Canada that sets out what you can and cannot do with other people’s copyright materials. Access Copyright provides users with the means to copy from copyright protected materials while ensuring creators and publishers are fairly compensated. A detailed sign of permissible copying practices can be found near the EBC Library photocopier.

Up to 10% of a printed published work may be copied, and the following may be copied even if they exceed 10% of the full work:
* an entire newspaper article or page
* an entire short story, play, poem, essay or article from a book or periodical issue containing other kinds of works
* an entire single item of print music from a book or periodical issue containing other kinds of works
* an entire entry from an encyclopedia, dictionary, annotated bibliography or similar reference work
* an entire reproduction of an artistic work from a book or periodical issue containing other kinds of works
* an entire chapter which is 20% or less of a book