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International Newsstream

May 6, 2022

International Newsstream provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades …

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BC Historical Newspapers

April 20, 2022

Great for students, researchers, and genealogists, Proquest BC Historical Newspapers includes: The Vancouver Sun (1912–2010) The Times–Colonist (1884–2010) The Province …

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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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MasterFILE Premier

September 17, 2018

Popular full text magazines covering subject areas of general interest, including an Image Collection of over 350,000 photos, maps and …

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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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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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Canadian Newsstream

August 3, 2018

Full text access to over 500 BC and Canadian newspapers. Titles include the Vancouver Sun, The Province, Times Colonist, Globe …

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PressReader

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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