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ProQuest Central

December 30, 2022

ProQuest Central is a comprehensive research resource for academic, business, health, and news articles. It includes 47 databases in a …

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BC Laws

November 29, 2018

BC Laws provides free public access to the current laws of British Columbia. This consolidation of BC Statutes and Regulations …

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Business Plans Handbook

September 17, 2018

Actual business plans compiled by, and for, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in …

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BC Stats

September 17, 2018

Statistics and reports on BC’s population, labour market, economy, business and more. Access: Available to anyone anywhere

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September 13, 2018

Kanopy is a video streaming platform for libraries with one of the largest and most unique collections in the world. …

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April 2, 2018

The world’s largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk, where you can browse and read hundreds of full-content premium newspapers and magazines …

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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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