Earle & Marion Trouten Library

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About the Library

The Earle and Marion Trouten Library is the resource centre for Kingswood University, providing access to a variety of information sources. In addition to serving the faculty and students of the University, the library is open to the surrounding communities.

The collection’s evangelical perspective makes it a unique resource for Atlantic Canada. Our ability to serve our community is enhanced by our online catalogue which provides access to our holdings.

The library collection has a particular focus on Biblical Studies and Theology and is composed of both print and online resources. General education subject areas are also represented in the collection. In addition to approximately 56 current print subscriptions, our online periodical databases, accessible through our catalogue, provide our students and faculty with thousands of journal articles.

Study Spaces

The library offers four study rooms with seating capacities ranging from three to six people. Room 106 is equipped with a whiteboard. Room 109 houses our VHS and DVD players. These spaces can be booked in advance by contacting the library staff.


L-110 is a fully functional classroom with seating for up to twenty people. It is equipped with an Epson Brightlink Interactive Projector.

Computers and Printing

Computers are available to registered patrons on a first-come-first-serve basis. A registered patron can photocopy and print for a fee of 10 cents a page. Scanning to e-mail is free.

Student Success Centre

Located in L-111, the Student Success Centre is a place where students can access help to assist in achieving academic and personal goals. Our volunteers provide peer mentoring in the skills necessary for academic success and beyond, including organization, reading, writing, research, test-taking, and proof reading.

The SSC is open on weekdays, and specific hours are posted at the beginning of each semester.

Students who are interested in serving as a student volunteer can contact the librarian at 506.433.4417, or email sabinev@kingswood.edu for more information.

click here to find articles

To find a book in in the library catalogue, enter your search terms in the search box on the library’s homepage.


On the results screen, you can limit /filter your results by selecting a keyword facet on the left:

Filtering EBSCO search results

Once you find a book, note the format and where to locate it:


If it is a print book, the call number is the address or location of the resource on the shelf.  Resources are arranged on the shelf in numerical order by call number. Click here to use a map to guide you to the shelf where the call number is located. ( provide a link to a visual map)

From the library home page, select the “Log into Your Library Account” button.

Library account login

Student library card information can be found in Populi. Staff and faculty can contact the library staff for account information. Public patrons need to present valid ID and create an account at the library circulation desk.

Once you are logged in, you can access your account to renew items and change information.

TLC Account Summary

If you need assistance, you can select the help menu at the bottom of the screen.


Or contact the library staff
Phone: 506-432-4437

Library Hours

When classes are in session:
Monday to Thursday:  8 am – 10 pm
Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Sunday: closed

Note: The library is closed during Chapel, Pulse, and other spiritual formation events.
For more information, please visit the Library Polices and Services tab.


Contact Information

Circulation Desk

Phone: 506.432.4437
E-mail: library@kingswood.edu

Director of Library Services: Virnna Sabine

Phone: 506.432.4417
E-mail: sabinev@kingswood.edu

Library Assistant: Amanda McFadzen

Phone: 506.432.4427
E-mail: mcfadzena@kingswood.edu

Fax: 506.432.4425


Articles and Journal Databases Available 

Students at Kingswood have access to the following databases through EBSCO:

  1. Academic Search Premier - a multidisciplinary database that provides access to scholarly journals, full-text periodicals, reports, videos, and more.
  2. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials - combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with its online collection of major religion and theology journals
  3. Christian Periodical Index - an online full-text collection of 310 major religion and theology journals

To access these resources off-campus requires a User ID and password. Students, faculty, and staff can find this information in Populi or at the library circulation desk.

Library Policies and Services

Loan Period & Conditions

Books and other library materials may be borrowed for two weeks with two renewals permitted.  To renew your books you can access your account online, call the library staff, or visit the library. A maximum of 12 resources may be borrowed at one time. DVDs and videos may be borrowed for one week. Reference material, periodicals, and items placed on reserve are for in-house use only and may not be circulated outside the building.


There is a 50-cent per item per day fine for overdue library materials. For overdue DVDs and videos, the fine is $1 per day.  To maintain borrowing privileges with the library, all library materials must be returned and fines paid.


A registered patron can photocopy and print for a fee of 10 cents per page. Scanning to e-mail is free.

Computer Usage

There are four computers available to registered patrons on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Community Patrons

Members of the community not affiliated with Kingswood University may request a library card at the circulation desk. A valid ID is required upon registration. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.