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 Place Holds on Items

If a library item that you want is checked out, you can place a hold. The item will be held at the main circulation desk for you to pick up after it has been returned.

If no copies are currently available, click Place Hold above the item:

Login by entering your student ID number with BVC, i.e. BVC111111, as the username and the last four digits of your phone number as the password. 

Then, click Place Hold:

When your hold arrives to the LLC, a staff member will contact you by phone or email. You have 3 business days to pick up your hold, otherwise, it will be cancelled. You can also cancel your hold anytime by logging in to your library account.

How to Renew Loans using My Library Account

  1. Go to the front page of the LLC website and click My Library Account under "Helpful Links"
  2. Click “Review My Account”
  3. Login with your library ID number and password
  4. Click “Checkouts”
  5. Select the items you want to renew and click “Renew Selected Items”

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 cardThe 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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Need help? Use the RGO Library's online webchat service to ask for assistance from a friendly library assistant! Or contact us by phone or email:

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  • Phone: 403-410-1647 or 403-410-1756