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ProQuest Central

December 30, 2022

ProQuest Central is a comprehensive research resource for academic, business, health, and news articles. It includes 47 databases in a …

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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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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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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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