High School Aboriginal & Social Studies

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.

Most of the following items are available in the LLC's Reserve Collection for short-term loan of 2-4 hours.

Please visit the front circulation desk on the second floor of the library for further information. 

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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
    • Inuit
    • Tsuu T'ina
    • ​Ojibway
    • Metis
  • Treaty-making
  • Residential schools
  • Aboriginal self-government
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Health and culture
  • Multiculturalism
  • Aboriginal health
  • Aboriginal title and law
  • Political science
  • Political economy
  • Social science
  • Society
  • Social policy
  • Culture
  • Social change
  • Social justice
  • Social innovation
  • Equality
  • Gender
  • Racism
  • Social history
  • Cultural studies
  • Subculture
  • Community development
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • Ethnic studies
  • Urban studies
  • Urban culture
  • Globalization
  • Social groups
  • Class
  • Wealth and inequality
  • Social issues
  • Family studies
  • Social theory
  • Women's studies
  • LGBT rights
  • 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

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:

  • Email: circulation@bowvalleycollege.ca 
  • Phone: 403-410-1647 or 403-410-1756