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Interlibrary Loans

Can’t find what you are looking for?

Use these catalogues to search and find exactly what you need. Order items online and ship them to your home branch for pick-up.

Interlibrary Connect

Interlibrary Connect is a loaning system between Small BC Libraries. Through this catalogue you can access the collections of these small libraries. This includes books, DVDs, ebooks, audiobooks etc.

  1. Search the catalogue, with key words – spell the author or book name correctly – or it may not show up.
  2. Select the ‘format’ you are searching for – if you do not select a format all books, DVDs, e-books, audiobooks etc. will show up.
  3. Make sure the library drop down is set to BC Interlibrary Connect on the right hand side of the search bar. Then you will see all the items available in the region.
  4. Browse through and find the items you want
  5. Click “place a hold.”  The item will be shipped here for you.

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Illume is a database that accesses catalogues from all over BC – including university libraries. This is what to use if searching for less popular texts, university textbooks, reference volumes, or hard to find books.

  1. Go to Illume, a catalogue for all BC libraries.
  2. Search for your item and click on it / click on ‘request this item’.
  3. Enter your information in the required fields and add your email if you want to be emailed when the book arrives.
  4. Submit your request.

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BC OneCard

If you’re on the road and find yourself in another BC public library, you can easily borrow items. The best part is that you can return these items to any other BC public library, so if you’re traveling through BC, it’s easy to drop items off as you go. This is a service provided called BC OneCard.

For more information on how to do this, check our BC OneCard page (please note that borrowing policies may vary slightly between various libraries).

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