Working in line with the academic goals and mission statement of the college, the library at Western Community College reflects the commitment of the College to ensure that faculty, staff and students gain access to the best of knowledge resources from its ever growing physical and electronic collection. Focused efforts are being taken in supporting a teaching/learning experience that ensures a comprehensive knowledgebase, promoting constructive enquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving, addressing 21st century challenges. The library collection also strives to ensure that students who utilize the provided resources are literate across a broad range of topics.
Cataloging and circulation services are provided to students and faculty through Librarika which is our chosen integrated library system (ILS). We have a growing collection of physical books at our main Surrey Campus. Our growing library collection currently with around 700 physical & digital resources, covers areas such as Accounting & Commerce, Administration & Office Organization, Anatomy & Physiology, Business & Management, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Dictionaries and Encyclopedia, Early Childhood Education, Education, English Literature, Health, Nursing & Social Care, Historical Literature, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Resources, Information Technology, Language learning, English, Legislation & law, Mathematics & Data Analysis, Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Pharmacy, Therapeutics & Pharmacology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious studies, Research & Academic Writing, Self-help and Social Studies.
Western Community College has adopted facilitation of learning instruction through online learning management systems (LMS), taking suitable measures to ensure a seamless resource accessing experience for our college users. A customized learning experience is provided for the students based on the unique requirements of each course. Integration of learning resources has been implemented through the acquisition of digital resources (e-books) from recognized publishers and vendors of educational resources such as Pearson and Wiley. E-text resources and media (My Lab resources) from publishers such as Pearson and Wiley, have been integrated within user accounts of our college learning management system (LMS). Users are logged into databases and e-learning material through a single sign-on system. These electronic textbooks and lab resources facilitate an always accessible, seamless learning experience for the students of Western Community college.
Our college library collection is accessible by clicking on this link or the image below
We have acquired full subscription access to EBSCO’s Hospitality and Tourism Complete database and SAGE knowledge database for the benefit of our students and instructors. Being members of library associations such as the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA), American Library Association (ALA) and Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), we are committed to increasing awareness about the importance of libraries to our neighbors and communities. We are looking forward to your eager involvement and interaction with our library for a mutually beneficial learning experience. Thank you for visiting our library page.
Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.
Unit 201 8318 120 St
Surrey, BC V3W 3N4
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