The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
— Proverbs 18:15

The Renouf-Nelson Library, located east of the church, and directly north of the fishpond, has an extensive collection of books, periodicals and audio-visual materials and strives to be place for spiritual development and intellectual growth for the parish and community.

It is the Library’s mission to reflect ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary multi-faith thinking about the nature of God, the universe, and the divine purpose for humanity. It also aims to be a voice of Anglican consciousness and houses the Church’s theology, catholic and ecumenical.

Hours Open to the Public

  • Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Friday – Closed
  • Saturday – 8:30am to noon
  • Sunday – 8:30am to 1:00pm

How to use the library

All of the books are available for parishioners to check out except those with a “Library Use Only” sticker on the back. There are a number of reference books available for use only in the library. Use the computer nearest the door to search for a book by title, author, or subject. When the computer completes your search, there will be one or more volumes listed. Each volume shown in the search results will have a call number, such as BT 452.1. The books are organized on the shelves by the call numbers: alphabetic letters, then numbers.

A book may be checked out by removing the book card from the pocket in the back of the book and writing the date, your name, and telephone number on the card. Then, place the card in the cardboard box marked CHECK-OUT CARDS. When returning books, place them on the bottom shelf on the east side of the central bay.

You may access the catalog and view our collection anytime by clicking the "Library Catalog" button below.