Welcome! Start your (online) library visit here – you will find out:

  • How Quest Library services are being offered in a remote learning environment this Fall
  • How to start your research and access materials
  • How to stay in touch with the Library team and get further research support

Quest Library has to suspend access to its physical collections (including print books and DVDs) and Interlibrary Loans (ILL) this Spring. These decisions, made in consultation with the Chief Academic Officer and the Curriculum Committee Chair, have not been made lightly; they are informed by understaffing and staying in line with the University’s Phase 1 Exposure Control Plan (ECP).

Please reach out to library staff for help with finding alternative digital resources. We will reassess access as circumstances develop.

Getting Started in the Library

How do I find journal articles and eBooks? >>

How do I find sources in a subject area that’s new to me? >>

Look through our Research Guides for recommended resources in your subject area.

How do I create an effective search? >>

Click on the image to view some advice on building a search strategy, using racism and racial justice as a sample topic.

Building a Search Strategy

How do I start a literature review and evaluate sources? >>

How do I access research support?

Contact the Library team >>

Contact the Library team by emailing library@questu.ca outlining the nature of your request and what type of support you would like (e.g. schedule a Teams or Zoom meeting, email, phone call, etc.) and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

AskAway chat reference >>

Acess your provincial post-secondary chat reference service, AskAway, for on-demand support with research and citations provided by librarians from around the province.

AskAway Hours (in Pacific Time)

Monday, January 18, 2021 to Friday, April 16, 2021 (closed for statutory holidays February 15, April 2, and April 5)

Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am -9:00pm

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Interlibrary loans are not currently available. Please contact library@questu.ca for help locating other materials available in our collection.

Returning checked out items & Library account fines

Returning Library items >>

Quest is in Phase I of its Covid-19 Exposure Control Plans, meaning only essential services staff are permitted on campus. Unfortunately, this will make it difficult to return library items you may already have checked out.

There are currently two options:

  1. Please email library@questu.ca and we will make arrangements to safely pick-up your items in Squamish.
  2. If you are off campus and still have books or DVDs checked out, please consider mailing the items to Quest Library, while also sending us an email to let us know they’re on their way.

Quest University Canada Library
3200 University Boulevard
Squamish, BC V8B 0N8

Library Fines >>

Don’t worry, there won’t be any fines for overdue books. For unreturned (lost) or damaged items, we will have to consider charging replacement costs.

Please note, the physical library on the 2nd floor is only accessible to library staff.