Library - Welcome 

The library is the college's central location for information, study and research.  In addition to books and electronic databases, the library provides access to audiovisual equipment, videotapes, DVDs, government documents, magazines, journals and daily newspapers.  Materials are selected to support college programs and to connect learners to information on topics of general interest to students.

AskOn Chat


Get help with research for term papers, assignments and other academic projects. Library staff are available to chat in real-time and to help you find and search library and online resources on your topic. Learn more about askOn at Cambrian.
Locate subject guides to library resources that will assist you in your studies and research assignments. Includes links to research assistance and course-related material compiled by the Cambrian College library staff.


McNabb-Connolly Video Library

McNabb Connolly

This streaming resource is restricted to the personal, learning and research use of the students and staff at Cambrian College and the personal individual use of visitors using computers on Library premises. For avoidance of doubt, public screening in classrooms and other venues is only permitted for staff, faculty and students at the Cambrian College.

Access to Facilities

The library is located in room 3021 at the Barrydowne Campus. Students, staff and community members are all welcome. Borrowing privileges are extended to students, staff and alumni with a valid borrower's card. Community borrowing is granted at the discretion of the library staff. The Cambrian College Library will loan to borrowers through Interlibrary Loan requests.

To search for books and other resources in the Cambrian College Library, visit our online catalogue.

Library Hours - Effective October 4th 2014

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. – Library service
Space remains open until 2:00 a.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Library service
Space remains open until 10:00 p.m.

For more details, visit Library Hours


Basic reference assistance is available to help library users access the online catalogue, electronic databases and the library's print collections.  Library orientation sessions and instructions on how to do research in the library are available to students, faculty and staff by contacting the Information Desk at 566-8101, ext 7650.

Electronic Databases

The library subscribes to several electronic databases that are accessible to Cambrian College students, faculty and staff from any of the library's computers.  License agreements with database providers allow home or remote access through myCambrian and Citrix.



Explore a large collection of online films and interactive titles by the National Film Board through our subscription to CAMPUS. The service includes educational tools such as web-based learning platforms, study guides, blogs, and apps.

Films on demand 


 The Films on Demand video platform allows you to watch educational films online, search for video segments, and create personal playlists.
Our collection includes films on automotive technology, building, trades, engineering, and technical communication.

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Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
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