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George A. Rawlyk Library

George A. Rawlyk Library

The library is in many respects the intellectual and academic centre of every university campus. The George A. Rawlyk Library of Crandall University, named in honour of the late Dr. George A. Rawlyk, History Professor of Queen’s University, is no exception. Dr. Rawlyk was a friend and contributor to our University, donating much of his personal library. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the available services and resources as part of their academic experience at Crandall University.

Library Catalog and Research Databases

Current members of the Crandall University community – students, faculty, and staff – can access most library resources on WorldCat Discovery using the search box above.

Discovery provides listings of both physical and electronic resources, including those from electronic database platforms such as ProQuest, EBSCO, and JSTOR. These platforms may also be accessed directly for more targeted research using each database’s advanced search options; log into Moodle for more information and to access these resources.

Circulation Policies

Print books and other physical items in the library’s collection are available to be borrowed by all current members of the Crandall community. A valid Crandall Student Card (or Faculty/Staff ID card) is required for all loans. Undergraduate students have a loan period of three weeks, graduate students have a loan period of six weeks, and staff and faculty have a loan period of four months. All patrons may renew their loans up to two times provided that they renew prior to the due date. Overdue items accrue a fee of $0.25 per item per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item, at which point the borrower is charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $10.00 administrative fee. Items that are lost or significantly damaged while on loan similarly result in a replacement fee plus a $10.00 administrative fee for the borrower. Borrowers can renew their loans online using Discovery. Borrowers can also request that circulation staff renew their loans by visiting the library in person or calling the circulation desk at (506) 858 8970 ext. 171.


Books in the Rawlyk Library are classified according to the Library of Congress Classification.

Call number range Subject
A General works
B-BD Philosophy
BF Psychology
BH Aesthetics
BJ Ethics
BL Religion
BM Judaism
BP Islam
BQ Buddhism
BR Christianity
BS The Bible
BT-BV Christian theology
BX Christian denominations
C-F History
FC History of Canada
G Geography
H Social sciences
HA Statistics
HB-HC Economics
HD-HF Business
HG-HJ Finance
HM-HV Sociology
HX-J Political science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Visual arts
P-PM Language
PN-PT Literature
Q Science
QA Mathematics
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QD Chemistry
QE Geology
QH Biology
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Human anatomy
QP Physiology
QR Microbiology
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U-V Military science
Z Library science

Collections and Additional Library Services

Stuart E. Murray Memorial Collection

On the second floor is the Stuart E. Murray Memorial Collection primarily made up of circulating theological and philosophical books. Dr. Stuart E. Murray was the President of Atlantic Baptist College from 1966 to 1980.

Morrison Education Resource Collection

Named in honour of Earl and Millie Morrison, this circulating collection of educational resources in Room 147, first floor, owes its existence to a $50,000 project to develop a complete learning resource centre.

Cogswell Collection of Canadian Literature and Poetry

Fred Cogswell (1917-), after whom this non-circulating collection of books in Room 158 is named, is a noted Maritime author. Consequently, much of the content is Maritime or Canadian in nature. Cogswell taught at the University of New Brunswick from 1952 to 1982. From 1983 onwards he has been Professor Emeritus.

George A. Rawlyk Historical Collection

The non-circulating books from the estate of George A. Rawlyk (1935-1995) are found in Room 158, first floor. Rawlyk was a History lecturer at Mount Allison University from 1959 to 1961. Subsequently, he taught at Dalhousie University (1963 to 1965) and at Queen’s University (1966 to 1995). The books in the collection deal primarily with Canadian and religious history; however, theses that he supervised are also included.

Microfilm Readers

Two readers are available for reading microfilm and microfiche.

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loan services are available by filling out the relevant form that is available at the circulation desk.

To facilitate the request of library items, the National Library of Canada has made AMICUS available at no cost. AMICUS is an online database of holdings from over 500 Canadian academic libraries. Searches from this database may be conducted according to the instructions outlined at each computer terminal.

It should be noted that a processing period of one to three weeks is required for all interlibrary loan items requested. Most borrowing periods range from two weeks to a month, depending on the loaning institution. Loans from within the Maritimes are generally free, but libraries outside the region charge. Information regarding charges for this service is available upon request.

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Library Hours

Fall and Winter Terms

Monday 8:30am-10:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-11:00am
Wednesday 8:30am-11:00am
Thursday 8:30am-10:00pm
Friday 8:30am-6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday closed
Holidays closed

Please note: hours may vary during breaks.

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed

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