Library Services & Resources

Services and Resources

The Library is available to support students, faculty, and staff online and in the library. Connect with us for help with:

      •  Getting started with your research

      •  Finding and accessing resources

      •  APA Style & academic integrity

Ask Us

Use our chat service, AskUs, to chat live with a library staff member.

Or, send an email to We will answer within one business day.

Or, come in and visit us at one of our service desks in the library.


Find answers to your resource, research, and APA-style questions by searching our collection of Frequently Asked Questions.  Check out  Help tab on the library homepage. 


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 the 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.


Check out our book collection on the first and second floors of the library.


The Library and Academic Success Centre offers workshops throughout the semester. 

Attend In-person in Room N149 on the first floor of the library or online through MS Teams. No registration is required. Click here for schedule.

Interlibrary Loans

If you'd like to borrow a book or article that is not available in Bow Valley College Library collection, we can request it for you from another library through our interlibrary loan service. This is a free service.

Article requests are fulfilled in 2-3 business days and sent to you via email. Print book requests are filled within 7-10 business days.

To place an interlibrary loan request, please fill out this form: Interlibrary Loan Request Form

Recommend a Resource

As a Bow Valley College staff or faculty member, you have the opportunity to recommend books and ebooks for the library to purchase.

If you have a resource in mind that would be a valuable addition to the library's collection, you can fill out this form and submit it for consideration.