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Borrow from Other Libraries


There may be times when you want to borrow from another BC Library:

  • You happen to be visiting another BC Library.
  • Your unable to find what you were looking for in your home library.

Visiting Other BC Libraries

If you’re on the road and find yourself in another BC public library, you can easily borrow items. The best part is that you can return these items to any other BC public library, so if you’re traveling through BC, it’s easy to drop items off as you go. For more information on how to do this, check our BC OneCard page (please note that borrowing policies may vary slightly between various libraries).

Requesting Books to be Delivered to Your Home Library

If you aren’t able to find an item you want in our catalogue, you may find it elsewhere in BC using Illume, an electronic catalogue of all BC libraries’ holdings.  You may request a maximum of three interlibrary loans at one time.  This may take two weeks or more to arrive.

Please note not all libraries loan DVDs, CDs, or audiobooks.  Some academic libraries charge for interlibrary loans and these charges will be passed along to you.  New titles (published within the past year) are not available through interlibrary loan.  An item will not be brought in if we have it in our collection, however, items may be reserved that are checked out of our collection.