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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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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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Ancestry Library Edition

September 17, 2018

Genealogy collection including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records from the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe and the United …

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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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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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