Welcome to the Dr. John Micallef Memorial Library

The Dr. John Micallef Memorial Library serves students and faculty of Corpus Christi College, St. Mark’s College, and B.C.’s Catholic community. We share an online catalogue with Vancouver School of Theology (VST).

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Online Resources and Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19)

With the health and safety of our community being a top priority, we have made the decision to close the library and College. This will be in effect until further notice. The library staff are still working remotely and are available via email. Below we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and helpful answers.

Are there online library resources can I use?

Yes. The Library provides a wide array of digital offerings. Listed below are some of the most popular options.

Anyone with a current St. Mark’s Library membership can access e-books from our online catalogue,  Theolog. Use the ‘Set/Reset Password’ function to set up your account.

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•    Current faculty, staff and full-time students holding UBC cards can access library materials at UBC libraries, including e-resources. (Students login using CWL; faculty and staff use Standard Library Login.) The UBC libraries are currently closed for in-person visits.

What resources can I access without a UBC card?

•    The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) gives access to high-quality, peer-reviewed journals which you can browse by subject or search by keyword. Subjects range from science to law to fine arts and everything in between. 

•    California State University: Free Online Journals can also direct you to a number of resources.

•    JSTOR Open Access, is an important research database with thousands of articles and e-books you can access.

•    EBSCO, one of the largest databases in the world, has opened up parts of their catalogue for anyone to use at this time.

•    Points to the Past is a collection of primary sources, digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more.

•    You can look for open access articles and journals on Google Scholar or other search engines.

•    Check with your instructor for any suggestions they might have for sources.

I have a book due. What is your late fee policy now?

There will be no late fines charged during the College’s closure, effective starting March 16, 2020.

Can I drop off my materials in the outdoor book drop?

We are encouraging patrons to practice social distancing and not use public transit to travel to campus. If you are returning to your home country, please give your books to another student to return when the College reopens.

Who can I talk to for help with library resources or my account.

Our staff are still working, just not in the library. For library assistance during the closure, please email: [email protected].