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Creativebug

May 11, 2020

Creativebug is an art and craft education resource. There are thousands of online video classes taught by leading instructors. Categories …

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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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BC Codes

September 17, 2018

Full text of the BC Building Code, Fire Code, and Plumbing Code for 2018 and past years. Access: Available to …

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Consumer Reports

September 17, 2018

Consumer Reports provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. Subjects include: Appliances …

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Auto Repair Source

September 17, 2018

Auto Repair Source provides service and repair information for thousands of vehicles, from 1974 to the present. The database includes …

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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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