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*NEW! Blackstone Unlimited

February 2, 2024

Tired of waiting for your eAudiobook holds? Try Blackstone Unlimited! Blackstone Unlimited offers 6500 unlimited-use electronic audiobook titles for all …

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January 5, 2021

NOTE: SOLARO will no longer be available through VIRL after June 30. If you have any questions about this, please …

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Universalis Junior

September 4, 2020

Un outil de référence en français pour les 7 ans et plus! A French-language reference tool for ages 7 and …

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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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Knowledge Network

March 27, 2020

Knowledge Network, is a Canadian publicly funded educational cable television network serving the province of British Columbia. The station supports …

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September 17, 2018

PebbleGo is a digital information and research tool for K-3 students. Two modules are available: Animals (includes Dinosaurs) and Science. …

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National Geographic Kids

September 17, 2018

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. …

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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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