VST’s H.R. MacMillan Theological Library is one of the major theological libraries in Canada. It was built from the joint resources of the libraries of Union College and the Anglican Theological College. Students have open access to most of the collection which includes over 100,000 volumes, 1,300 pamphlets, and 1,000 microfilms. The Library subscribes to over 200 current periodicals and has long runs of many theological journals. About 2,000 rare books are available for use only in VST Library.
An attractive browsing area, individual study desks in the stacks, and a Reference Reading Area give students ample opportunity for study and research. Borrowing privileges are extended to lay persons and clergy in the supporting denominations and to UBC campus users. All library areas are wheelchair accessible.
VST Library staff are happy to help! Whether it’s instructing individuals and groups in the use of Library resources, providing bibliographies to support VST events, or arranging regular book displays, Library staff are knowledgeable and available. Individual inquiries are always welcome.
VST students are also able to borrow from the collections of the University of British Columbia, Regent-Carey Library, and St. Mark’s Library, which are nearby and provide an important resource for theological and religious studies on campus.