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First Voices Language Archive

September 17, 2018

Thousands of text entries in many diverse Aboriginal writing systems, enhanced with sounds, pictures, and videos. Access: Available to anyone anywhere

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Mango Languages

September 17, 2018

Language learning database designed to equip you with conversational abilities. Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 45 different …

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Road to IELTS: General Edition

September 17, 2018

Road to IELTS: General Edition is the official, online IELTS (International English Language Testing System) preparation and practice database prepared …

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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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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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