COVID-19 Library Services Update

Library Services Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library & Learning Commons physical space is closed until further notice. The Library continues to provide electronic resources and online help during the closure.  

 For general information about Bow Valley College's COVID-19 response, visit the COVID Information & Support page.

Borrowing & returns

You will not be able to return books you currently have signed out because the campus is closed. All material due after March 17, 2020 has been renewed until June 1, 2021, so that you will not receive overdue fines.

Physical items can not be checked out or placed on hold while the library is closed. This includes books, audio-visual materials, library laptops, and other equipment.  

Online resources

Off-campus access

The Library's electronic resources can be accessed from off-campus. You will be asked to sign in when you open an electronic resource. Your library ID (username) is your Bow Valley College email address. Your password is the same as your email password. 

If you experience trouble signing in to your library account, please email   

Electronic resources

Journals, e-books, and databases can be found using the library search box. To find an eBook, type in your course code, course name, or book title into the search box. For more information, visit our eBooks help guide.

To find the best library database for your research, visit our A-Z Databases page.  This list also includes streaming video databases which offer free access to online documentaries and films.


The Library offers live online workshops throughout the semester, including:

  • Academic Honesty & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Introduction to APA Style (7th ed.).

Visit our workshop page for dates, session links, and workshop materials.

Interlibrary loans

To request an article the library does not have full-text access to, please fill out our request form. If the article is available from another library, it will be sent to you by email as a PDF. 

The Library is not able to process requests for books or other physical items from other libraries at this time.