House col­lec­tions

There are five library loca­tions within the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, with each House’s room con­tain­ing the col­lec­tion in that lan­guage, ie the Den­mark Room con­tains the Dan­ish lan­guage col­lec­tion, and so on for Swe­den, Nor­way and Fin­land. These house col­lec­tions are not in the cat­a­logue yet.

Eng­lish Lan­guage Collection

The Eng­lish lan­guage col­lec­tion is on the sec­ond floor, off the mez­za­nine. This Library has Eng­lish trans­la­tions of Dan­ish, Finnish, Nor­we­gian, Swedish, and Ice­landic lit­er­a­ture, as well as books on many sub­jects relat­ing to the Scan­di­na­vian coun­tries.  These include arts and crafts, folk cul­ture, music, cook­ery, biog­ra­phy, his­tory and Vikings, in addi­tion to books on Scan­di­na­vians in Canada with a focus on British Colum­bia.  We also have children’s and young adult books, both fic­tion and non-fiction. The Eng­lish lan­guage books are listed in the cat­a­logue on the com­puter in the Library, as well as the online catalogue.

Library access

The Library is acces­si­ble dur­ing the Scan­di­na­vian Centre’s office hours, and some­times later in the evening as well. Please call the office to con­firm avail­abil­ity, as lan­guage classes and other activ­i­ties are often booked into the Library. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Pia Chris­tensen at


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