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The Great Courses

May 11, 2022

Available through Kanopy, The Great Courses is a series of streaming video courses for lifelong learning. Subjects include: Science, Mathematics, …

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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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Clicklaw

September 10, 2020

Clicklaw provides legal information, education and help for British Columbians. Clicklaw is operated by Courthouse Libraries BC. Access: Available to …

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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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NNELS

June 18, 2020

NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service, an online public library of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for people …

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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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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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Points to the Past

November 7, 2018

Points to the Past is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million …

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KnowBC

September 17, 2018

KnowBC is the online portal for Harbour Publishing, an independent publisher based on the Sunshine Coast that focuses on British …

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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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