Indigenous History & Culture

Selected Print Books in the Library:

You can find these books on the first floor of the library in North Campus and borrow them for 2 weeks. For more information about borrowing books, visit the library's website here.

Search Books & Films Only

Not sure what to type in the search box? Try these keywords and terms:

  • First Nations
  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Indians of North America
  • Names of tribes or nations (ie. Inuit, Tsuu T'ina, Ojibway)
  • Treaty-making
  • Residential schools
  • Aboriginal self-government
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Health and culture
  • Multiculturalism
  • Aboriginal health
  • Aboriginal title and law
  • Politics
  • Society
  • Social policy
  • Culture
  • Social change
  • Social justice
  • Equality
  • Gender
  • Racism
  • Social history
  • Cultural studies
  • Subculture
  • Community development
  • Anthropology
  • Urban studies
  • Urban culture
  • Globalization
  • Social groups
  • Class
  • Wealth and inequality
  • Social issues
  • Family studies
  • Social theory
  • Women's studies
  • Diversity
  • Public policy

Or browse the print collection on the shelf with these call number ranges:

         E1-143: History of the Americas

        GN1-890: Social and cultural anthropology

         HA1-4737: Statistics

         HD6951-6957: Industrial sociology

         HM1-1281: Sociology

         HM786-806: Organizational sociology

         HN1-995: Social history, conditions and problems

         HT51-1595: Community, class and race

         HQ1-2044: Family, marriage and women's studies

         PS8001-8599: Canadian literature‚Äč

Books and films are organized in the LLC using Library of Congress (LC) call numbers.

An LC call number is a series of letters and numbers assigned to each item.

To find a book, write down the call number and find the book labelled with that call number on the shelf.

Call numbers are given to items according to primary subject area. Items are categorized further by subtopic, author and date of publication.

*Call number for the book ‘Race’ & ethnicity in Canada: a critical introduction

Call numbers should be read line by line, as described below (from the University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries):

How to Borrow Books & Films (DVDs)

  1. Search the catalogue for a book or film (DVD)
  2. Find it on the shelf by writing down the call number and locating the item with that call number labelled on the spine of the item
  3. Go to the circulation desk with your student ID card where a library assistant will check it out for you

How to Request (Hold) an Item 

If a library item that you want is checked out, you can request to borrow it when it is due back to the library. The item will be held at the circulation desk for you to pick up after it has been returned.

If no copies are currently available, the "Status" of the item will be "On loan" with a due date. To request the item, login to your library account by clicking the "Sign-in" button on the yellow bar:

Login with your myBVC email address and password then click the "Request" link next to "Request Options":

When the item is returned to the library, a staff member will contact you by phone or email. You have 3 business days to pick up your hold, after which it will be canceled. You can also cancel your hold anytime by logging in to your library account.

More Information & How to Renew Books

To renew loans, go to the library web page and click Renew Books under the search box. For more information about borrowing books and other physical materials from the library please visit this web page here.

The BVC student ID card is also a library card that allows card-holders to borrow materials and use the facilities and services provided by the LLC. 

Card-holders may also borrow materials directly from the following institutions:

Please visit the website or contact the libraries of these institutions for further information on location, holdings, and borrowing policies.

BVC student, staff and faculty may also visit the circulation desk in the LLC to receive a TAL card. The Alberta Library (TAL) card grants access to the resources of 49 public, university, college, technical institute, and special libraries in over 300 locations throughout the province.

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