The CCS library houses more than 4000 volumes on theology, Biblical studies, Christian Education, pastoral care, social ministry and social issues, and diaconal identity and history.

CCS Library Online Catalogue

search iconLooking for a book? Search the CCS library catalogue online

Or see what's available from the University of Winnipeg and its partner libraries.

Library Hours

The library is generally accessible during CCS office hours (9 to 4:30 weekdays) and there is usually someone available to answer questions between 10 and 3. If you're planning to drop by it's a good idea to phone first to make sure someone will be around.


Borrowing Privileges

The library is a resource for CCS Program Staff and students. CCS students can borrow materials for up to 6 weeks. Upon request, library materials can be mailed out to you, with a pre-paid mailing label so you can return them by mail as well.

The CCS library is part of a partnership with the University of Winnipeg library, the Canadian Mennonite University library, William & Catherine Booth College library, the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, and the Institute for Urban Studies. Our students and staff can borrow from their libraries, and their students and staff can borrow from ours. Arrangements can also be made for members of the wider community to make use of our library resources. The lending period of non-CCS students borrowing CCS materials is 4 weeks.



  • The library is in the basement, so if you can't find someone to direct you, just look for stairs and head down.
  • Search the online catalogue from home before you come and jot down the call numbers. (There is a computer available for students and library patrons, but it'll save you time if you don't have to turn it on, wait for it to warm up, find out how to log in, etc.)
  • Scott's office is down at the end of the hall. He can help you find things quickly and check out materials for you.
  • If Scott's not around when you want to check a book out, there is a sign-out form by the door where you can write the name of the book, its bar code number, the date you took it out, your name, phone number, and library patron number (for University of Winnipeg students).
  • If you are not a CCS student or have lending privileges from the University of Winnipeg library or its partners, talk to Scott before taking out a book.
  • CCS is not connected to periodical databases like ATLA. The University of Winnipeg, however, is, and visitors can get a guest account from circulation to search the databases. Many periodical articles are available in a digital form through the databases, so bring a memory stick so you can download PDFs.


The library is always grateful for donations of books on theology, biblical studies, pastoral care, education, and social justice issues.

Our space, however, is limited, and our first priority is to ensure that students and staff have access to current, relevant materials. We accept donations of books with appreciation, and then determine if we need them in the CCS library. (Sometimes we already have a copy; sometimes the book in question is not especially current or relevant; sometimes it doesn't fit within the subject scope of the CCS library.) Donated books that we decide not to add into our collection are made available for students to take home. Any remaining books are donated to a used book sale.


The CCS library is overseen by the Library Working Group and maintained by the Program Administer.

If you have any questions about the CCS library, please email sdouglas [at] ccsonline.ca or phone (204)783-4490.





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