Library

 T. S. Rendall Library provides access to a variety of materials for our students and community including resources in Bible, theology, missions, which are central to our collection and include both historical and current works. Prairie Online Education students are encouraged to email us with requests for needed resource materials.

Library Resources

T.S. Rendall Library holdings include books, periodicals, music scores, sound recordings, videos, and documents on microfiche.

Prairie College Library, located on Treaty 7 territory and Métis Region 4, recognizes that our catalogue and resource titles and descriptions often contain outdated and harmful language that reflects the biases, norms, and perspectives of the time in which they were created. These descriptions also incorporate controlled vocabularies, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings, which include some headings (e.g., Indians of North America), that are offensive or inappropriate. We use international standards for description, but support and actively participate in efforts to update and change these practices as we strive for descriptions that are inclusive, respectful, and do not cause harm.

Research advice, useful tools, and the best resources for your needs.

See Resource Guides

To access the above listed full-text databases from off-campus, you will need to have a current library account at TS Rendall Library (have your library card barcode to log in) and a PIN number.

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Textbooks can be purchased at the T.S. Rendall Library at the beginning of each semester.

Fall 2022 Textbook List

Textbook Order Form

T.S. Rendall Library offers exam invigilation services to external students. The student is responsible for making arrangements with the Library as outlined here.

  • The student assumes all responsibility for making arrangements for the examination by contacting T.S. Rendall Library.

                 Email: bill.nyman@prairie.edu or emily.kroeker@prairie.edu
                 Phone: 403.443.5511 ext. 553 or ext. 551

  • The student must ensure that the date and time proposed are acceptable with the Library, generally from Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to contact his/her university to confirm the Library as an approved invigilation site.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that any forms required for the invigilator are received. This may mean getting a copy and hand-delivering it.
  • T.S. Rendall Library accommodates online exams.

Fees & Payment

There is a $25.00 administration fee for each exam written at the library. Payment by debit, credit, or cheque must be received prior to writing the exam.

For academic support in research, writing, and finding sources, see Student Success.

Library Hours

September to Mid-April

Monday to Friday: 8AM – 10PM
Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday: Closed

Mid-April to August

Monday to Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Special hours may be in effect during holidays and campus events. Contact us for more information.

Library Staff

Emily Kroeker

Library Director
emily.kroeker@prairie.edu
403.443.5511 ext 553

LaRae Schmidt

Reference Librarian
larae.schmidt@prairie.edu
403.443.5511 ext 551

Kristen Williams

Cataloger
kristen.williams@prairie.edu
403.443.5511 ext 552

Veronica Lewis

Centennial Archivist

Library Donation Policy

Donations are accepted with the understanding that the Library is not obligated to add such materials to the collection or to provide special housing or treatment of the material. The Library does not accept material older than the year 2000, that is not in like-new condition, or that does not fit the Library’s selection criteria. The only exceptions include materials connected to our alumni or that enhance our Special Collections. Because of the complexity of the tax law and accompanying paperwork, gift-in-kind receipts are not issued. 

Contact the Library

Phone: 403.443.5511 ext. 551

Fax: 403.443.5540 (include Attention: T.S. Rendall Library)

Email: library@prairie.edu

Location: 1st floor of Founders Hall, on Prairie campus

Mailing address:

T. S. Rendall Library
Prairie Bible Institute
Box 4000
Three Hills, AB
T0M 2N0