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Library access

The Library is acces­si­ble dur­ing the Scan­di­na­vian Centre’s office hours, noon to 6 pm week­days, and on Sat­ur­day noon to 2 pm.   The vol­un­teer librar­i­an is in the Library most Tues­days.  Please con­tact Pia Chris­tensen at for more infor­ma­tion or assis­tance, includ­ing addi­tion­al access hours.

English Language Collection

The Eng­lish lan­guage col­lec­tion is on the sec­ond floor, off the mez­za­nine.  This Library has Eng­lish trans­la­tions of Dan­ish, Finnish, Swedish, Nor­we­gian 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, social con­di­tions in the Scan­di­na­vian coun­tries, and of course, the Vikings.  Anoth­er focus is Scan­di­na­vians in Cana­da, with an empha­sis on British Colum­bia.  We also have children’s and young adult mate­r­i­al, both fic­tion and non-fic­tion.  As well, there is a small col­lec­tion of fea­ture films and doc­u­men­tary films on DVD.  All these items are includ­ed in the library cat­a­logue on the com­put­er in the library, as well as online.

House collections

There are five oth­er library loca­tions with­in the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, with each country’s room con­tain­ing the col­lec­tion in that lan­guage, ie the Dan­ish Room has the Dan­ish lan­guage col­lec­tion, and so on for Swe­den, Nor­way, Fin­land and Ice­land.  Of these col­lec­tions, only the Dan­ish lan­guage one is includ­ed in the Library cat­a­logue at this time.