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CELA

June 19, 2020

CELA is the Centre for Equitable Library Access, which provides access to a collection of over 700,000 books, magazines, newspapers …

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NNELS

June 18, 2020

NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service, an online public library of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for people …

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NoveList

September 17, 2018

Discover your next favorite book! Finish a great book and looking for more? NoveList’s librarian-created read-alike suggestions and appeal mixer …

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TeenBookCloud

August 13, 2018

TeenBookCloud (aka TumbleBookCloud) has 600 titles for middle and high school readers! This collection contains a wide range of audiobooks, …

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TumbleBookLibrary

August 13, 2018

Update: TumbleBooks is providing free access, no card required. Click on the Launch button to open. An online collection of …

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OverDrive

August 13, 2018

Notice: The legacy OverDrive app will no longer be available for new downloads after February 23, and will be retired …

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Fast Facts about Vancouver Island Regional Library

  • Vancouver Island Regional Library is the fifth largest library system in British Columbia.
  • Holdings at Vancouver Island Regional Library number almost one million and include books, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s. Card holders can borrow materials from any of our 39 locations.
  • In 2012 there were 2.6 million visits to our branches and our customers borrowed 4.6 million items.
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library opened its doors in 1936 as the Vancouver Island Union Library. We were the second regional library in North America.
  • With 39 branch libraries across the island, Vancouver Island Regional Library serves over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast (Bella Coola)

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