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Freegal Music +

September 17, 2018

Freegal Music + offers access to over 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog. In total the collection is comprised …

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Naxos Music Library – World

September 13, 2018

Stream a wide range of world music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music. Almost 10,000 albums available, …

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Naxos Music Library

August 14, 2018

Naxos Music Library is the world’s largest online classical music library. To login to Naxos mobile apps, create an account …

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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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