Nursing (Semesters 1 & 2)

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:

  • Medical terminology
  • Clinical competence
  • Disease
  • Pathophysiology
  • Health science
  • Life science
  • Drug administration
  • Dosage
  • Caring science
  • Health assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical ethics
  • Patient care and handling
  • Patient safety
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing ethics
  • Nursing theory
  • Nursing care planning


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

QH301-705.5: Biology (general)

QM1-695: Human Anatomy

QP1-981: Physiology

R5-920: Medicine (general)

RB1-214: Pathology

RM1-950: Pharmacology

RT1-120: Nursing

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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