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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Library Services beginning in September!No access to the library without an appointment. Masks are required.
• Study Spaces:
we can offer 6 individual study spaces for up to 2 hours per day, in 30-minute slots. Reservation times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm; Wednesday: 8:30 am to 1 pm. No groups or pairs please.
set up an account at SMC front desk or [email protected]
and make an appointment to use the library printer – black and white printing only.
make an appointment for up to 2 hours to work on one of the library desktop computers. We only have 2 computers available so plan ahead if you will need access.
• Book pick-up:
find materials in Theolog, email [email protected]
a list and use the form to make an appointment to pick up the books. Please give 24 hours advance notice. Materials can be returned anytime using the outdoor book drop beside the library front entrance. Use the forms below.
If dates/times are greyed out, they are not available.
If you have any questions or difficulties with the form, please contact us [email protected]
Online Resources and Frequently Asked Questions
Who can I talk to for help with library resources or my account?
For library assistance, please email[email protected]
and check out our Guides and Help
section for lots of helpful tips.
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. Theolog
Anyone with a current St. Mark’s Library account can access e-books from our online catalogue,Theolog
To set up your Theolog account:
• Go to ‘Sign In’ and use the ‘Set/Reset Password’ function
• Enter your St. Mark’s College Library card number
• You will receive email with a link to set your password
If you do not have a St. Mark’s Library card or have forgotten your card number, please contact us.
What resources can I access without a UBC card?
• See the Guides and Help
section for a list of Open Access sites.
is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
• Directory of Open Access Books
is an online directory that indexes and provides access to academic, peer-reviewed books.
• 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.
• Explore all open access content on Project Muse
, a leading provider of humanities and social science content from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers.
• JSTOR Open Access
, is an important research database with thousands of articles and e-books you can access.
• 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.
• Public libraries: if you have a membership to your local public library, you will be able to access their e-books and databases. Be sure to check with your instructor whether the resource you are using is ‘academic’ and acceptable for your assignment. If you do not have an account, you can sign up online for a temporary membership.
• Check with your instructor for any suggestions they might have for sources.
I have a book due. What is your late fee policy now?
Fines were not charged during the library closure, but will resume in September 2021. Overdue charges are $0.50 per item per day.
Materials can be returned anytime using the outdoor book drop beside the library front entrance.
There will be no late fines charged during the College’s closure.