VIRL's Indigenous Collection
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First Nations House of Learning
First Nations House of Learning (Xwi7xwa) provides access to statistics, languages, and more.
First Voices Language Archive
Thousands of text entries in many diverse Aboriginal writing systems, enhanced with sounds, pictures, and videos.
Indigenous People of North America
Indigenous Peoples: North America sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century.
Kanopy is a video streaming platform for libraries with one of the largest and most unique collections in the world. It features more than 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from hundreds of producers, including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Browse by subjects to explore and expand your interests.
Each library member receives 6 check outs (play credits) per month. VIRL has a monthly service cap, which overrides available check outs. This cap resets on the 1st of the following month. Kanopy Kids and the Great Courses require no play credits. The message “Access is temporarily unavailable” or “This film is not available at your library yet” indicates that the library has reached its monthly budget cap.
KnowBC (in-branch only)
KnowBC is the online portal for Harbour Publishing, an independent publisher based on the Sunshine Coast that focuses on British Columbian coastal history and culture. KnowBC features the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, along with essential publications and natural history field guides for the Pacific Northwest Coast, including
- The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names
- Far West: The Story of British Columbia, a provincial history for younger readers
- A Field Guide to Birds of the Pacific Northwest
- A Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants of Canada
- A Field Guide to Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest
- Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes
- Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia
Points to the Past
The University of Victoria Libraries, University of British Columbia Library, and Simon Fraser University have worked in collaboration with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, to offer all BC Residents access to searchable primary source material, including maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more.