John Adams Library

A study area located in front of several library book shelves

John Adams Library provides access to a wide variety of print and electronic resources and has experienced and knowledgeable staff ready to assist Library clients in finding the information they require.

The work area of the John Adams Library
Lounging chairs and tables beside the window in the library
One of the several computer stations in the library
Audio-visual facilities available at the library

Library Equipment

  • 70,000 volume collection
  • 6 computer research stations
  • Photocopy room
  • Audio-visual materials and screening room
  • Current periodicals and backissues
  • Ships' specification manuals
  • Ships' formal investigation reports
  • The Gyorfi Collection of nautical charts
  • Model ships (on display)
  • Special collection of nautical books, dating back to the 18th Century
  • Extensive reference section
  • New materials (on display)
  • Marine instruments (on display)

Ask a librarian!

The John Adams Library staff can help in many aspects of using the Library and its resources:
  • Searching the WAVES catalogue, other library catalogues, or databases
  • Locating items in the Library
  • Providing research advice and advising with search strategies
  • Helping with user accounts or with the loan of Library material
  • Providing interlibrary loan and document delivery services
  • Giving Library tours and orientation sessions
  • Providing information literacy or research help sessions

Contact the John Adams Library at :
Email address of the Library at the Canadian Coast Guard College

Search our catalogue
WAVES - the Department of Fisheries and Ocean's electronic repository of publication