News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: November 2020 (Page 1 of 2)

TWU Library Closure – December 10 to January 15

Important Notice: During the installation of a new HVAC system on the main level of the Norma Alloway Library and Learning Commons, the building will be closed  from December 10 until January 15.

The following TWU Library services will continue during  reduced hours of service.

  • Contactless Holds Pickup  from the library’s lower level loading dock.
  • Scan and Deliver Requests
  • Virtual Research Help Desk (email:
  • Material can be returned to the drop box at the front door anytime.
  • Wireless Printing – TWU/ACTS students can send print jobs to the library printer from their own device from anywhere on campus, using the PaperCut App. (The library is not responsible for unclaimed documents.)

Hours for Borrower Services,  including  Contactless Holds Pickup, will be:

December 10 -18:  Weekdays, 9 am to 3 pm
December 19 – January 3: CLOSED, no onsite services (no Holds Pickup available)
January 4-15:  Weekdays, 9 am to 3 pm

TWU Library’s main floor will re-open Monday, January 18 and core hours resume.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

ATTENTION: School of Education Students

Attention: TWU School of Education Students!

Are you looking for curriculum planning and teaching resources? Check out resources from the Library’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC)!

The Curriculum Resource Centre  is a specialized education resource library which primarily serves the School of Education and provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching, including curriculum guides, teacher’s resources and K-12 student resources.

Located on the upper level of the Norma Marion Alloway Library and Learning Commons, the CRC is open by appointment only.

To request an in-person or virtual appointment, email:

Curriculum Resources may also be requested online by placing a hold and picking up the material at TWU Library Borrower Services.

New Titles Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Norma Marion Alloway Library has continued to acquire and add new print and electronic resources throughout the past 8 months. New titles have been showing up in our catalogue on a weekly basis. Here is a brief selection of items recently added to our collection and are ready for access. (TWU login may be required)

Esther: an introduction and commentary / Debra Reid.
The place: Persia. The time: fifth-century BC. The Jews were threatened with genocide. A decree ordered the extermination of young and old, women and children. The book of Esther describes how this crisis was averted through the bravery of Esther, the wisdom of Mordecai and the unity of the Jewish people. It also reveals the God who quietly and sometimes unexpectedly works behind the scenes to order the events of our lives.

Global dictionary of theology: a resource for the worldwide church / edited by William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen.
A theological dictionary that presumes the contribution of the Western tradition but moves beyond it to embrace and explore a full range of global expressions of theology.

 Psalms for all seasons: a complete Psalter for worship. Covers the history, reception, and practice of psalm use and contains all 150 psalms, most in multiple formats. For each psalm, this volume includes: the complete ) text of the psalm, presented with alternating regular and boldfaced type for responsive readings and red markings that enable the chanting of the psalm; a Christian prayer that responds to a theme, imagery, or basic intent of the psalm; a brief footnote which identifies the psalm’s genre or type, highlights significant features of its form or imagery, and suggests a range of uses in Christian worship. This range of material means that the book is well-suited to a variety of uses: corporate worship; personal and family devotion; a resource for Bible study; for preachers, and to inspire composers in a wide range of cultures and traditions to imagine new, vital, and faithful ways of rendering psalms.

 Olive Kitteridge / Elizabeth Strout. PRINT.
At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn’t always recognize the changes in the people around her.

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