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Last Updated February 10, 2021

What is it you are looking for…

Your Account?

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Your Library card number is your user name for your account (you can change that once you log in).  Call or visit the Library to request your password.

Log in to see items you’ve checked out, renew materials, and to place items on hold.

Books, e-books, audiobooks, or magazines?

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Search our Library’s catalogue to see if we have the book or item you want.

Place a hold on the items you find, or renew items checked-out.  (Log in with your Library card number–and the password assigned by our Library staff).

If its not in our Library…

BORROW FROM OTHER LIBRARIES

If our Library doesn’t have what you’re looking for, you may find it at another library and request that it be delivered to the Library.

Visit our Help page for more information.

Audio Books? eBooks? Magazines?

BC Libr Coop-Library2go Vanderhoof Public Library patrons have access to countless audiobooks and eBooks for loan from Library2Go, either to download and read or listen to, or to read via your browser.
Log in with your Library card number, and download eBooks, audioBooks, and magazines. Find out more about  downloading eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

Magazines or Periodicals?

Magazines We have magazines for all ages. Current issues may be read in the Library, and back issues may be checked out for a 3 week loan period.

Resources for People with Print Disabilities?

NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service — providing digital talking books for people with print disabilities.  A print disability prevents or inhibits a person from reading conventional print.

Contact your Library for a PIN number so you can access this service.

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 DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a technical standard for digital audio books, periodicals and computerized text.  DAISY is designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material.

The DAISY reader is used to play the DAISY digital audio books etc., and is available for loan.

Special Collections?

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The Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive is a database which searches the following newspapers: The Vanderhoof Herald 1917-1920, Nechako Chronicle 1920-1983 & the Omineca Express 1982-1989 and 1991-2007

Learn more about Bill Silver and the newspaper collection.

mary john  Mary John Collection
Books, DVD’s dedicated to First Nations related subjects.
Cheslatta: Michael's wife and baby - 1923 PHOTO ARCHIVE:  Historical and Carrier First Nation
(For viewing or photocopying only–not for loan)

 Reading Resources for Children?

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  • Literacy Kits are designed to help parents and caregivers encourage early literacy skills, and contain various literacy materials related to a specific theme.
  • Story Bags contain a popular story book, along with related props to encourage the child to act out the story being read.
  • French language resources include Junior Fiction books,
  • There is also Children’s Read-Along books with accompanying CD.

Reading Recommendations?

 

Homework Help?

 Check our Kids and Teens homework help pages.

Research a topic?

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You can find articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias by logging into one of the Library’s databases.

View a full list of our databases or recommended databases & websites by subject.

 

 


Carrier First Nation and Historical Photo Archive

Last Updated January 26, 2015

Not for loan–these photos are only available to view or to photocopy in the Library.

Photocopying of photographs in the Carrier and Historical photo files is allowed for research and personal purposes. For more information or to purchase photos, consult the BC Archives website.

Some samples of the photos we have on file:


The Mary John Collection

Last Updated September 23, 2014

The Mary John book collection consists of 800 books on First Nations related topics. It is a “reader friendly” collection with titles that capture the interest of a broad range of people from the recreational reader to the researcher. Topics include: Native art, crafts, culture, medicinal plants, healing, spirituality, biographies, early journals, women’s and social issues, hunting, trapping, food and wild game recipes and living off the land, as well as books for children and young readers.

An in-depth section on the Carrier people includes theses and dissertations to aid students, researchers and teachers. There is also an audiovisual section with DVD’s of Native stories and legends, traditional lifeways, fish and wild food preparation etc. along with CD’s of Native music and song. A small archive of maps and photographs dating from 1940 back to 1864 is also planned.

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Mary John Sr.–a respected leader of the Carrier People in the Vanderhoof area.

As a homemaker, educator, language teacher, social reformer and advocate for the Carrier people and their culture, Mary John Sr. believed that education was the key to rising above the barriers that face aboriginal people today. She worked tirelessly to promote understanding between aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities.

The book “Stoney Creek Woman – Saik’uz Ts’eke – The Story of Mary John” (co-written with Bridget Moran) documents Mary’s triumph over racism, poverty, and disease to become a respected community leader. As a mother of twelve, Mary and her husband Lazare raised their family on the Stoney Creek Indian Reserve(Saik’uz) near Vanderhoof.

As a person of enormous integrity, strength and gentleness, Mary became a role model in the community. Some official honours bestowed on Mary include: Vanderhoof’s Citizen of the Year (1978), an honorary degree from the University of Northern British Columbia (1995), the Order of Canada (1997), and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal (2002).

In 2005, the year after Mary John passed away, George Labrash and Craig Hooper, with the support of the John Family, approached the Vanderhoof Public Library Board with the concept of the Mary John Collection, a literary legacy in honour of the respected Saik’uzelder.

The Nechako–Kitamaat Development Fund Society provided the Vanderhoof Public Library with funding for the project, along with support from L & M Nechako Lumber Co. Ltd., Saik’uz First Nation, Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Alcan, and Library grants. The books are displayed on shelving provided by Knight Creek Furniture Gallery. The Mary John Collection was officially opened on January 26, 2008.

The Vanderhoof Public Library would like to thank the following donors for making the Mary John Collection a reality:

The John Family
Nechako-Kitimaat Development Fund Society
Cheslatta Carrier Nation
Saik’uz First Nation
L & M Lumber Ltd.
Nechako Lumber Co. Ltd.
Knight Creek Furniture Gallery
Alcan Primary Metals
James B. Hoare
Craig and Ruth Hooper
George LaBrash
Dale Horita


Search Our Catalogues

Last Updated January 24, 2019

In addition to our local Library, we have access to several online collections where you can borrow or access thousands of materials.

 

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Find and reserve books, movies, music, magazines that are available at the Vanderhoof Public LibraryClick here to search the catalogue.
If you are not able to find the item you wanted in our collection, we can likely get it for you from another Library.  On the Search Catalogue page, change the Library drop-down to search in the BC Interlibrary Connect (at the very top of the list of Libraries).  Put a hold on the book and it will be transferred for pick up at Vanderhoof.  By logging in to your account, you can renew it yourself if necessary.
Another option for finding the book you are looking for, is through Illume which searches other libraries in BC.  The book will then be delivered to the Vanderhoof Public Library.  See our guidelines on borrowing from other libraries.

BC Libr Coop-Library2go

Vanderhoof Public Library patrons have access to countless audiobooks and eBooks for loan from two sources either to download and read or listen to, or to read via your browser:

Library 2 go  — Log in with your Library card number, and download eBooks and audioBooksLearn more

RBdigital — create an account on your first visit to the website. Select the “Register” link in the upper right-hand side of the screen. Fill in the account verification information, including your Library card number.  Learn more

From RBdigital you can also download your favourite magazines free to your computer or mobile device.

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The Library subscribes to loads of popular magazines that you can download free to your computer or mobile device.  To access the service, go to the Library’s Zinio site.

Click here for more information about Zinio Digital Magazines.

indieflix Thousands of independent movies at indieflix, available to stream at any time–FREE for your viewing pleasure.
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The Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive is a database which searches the following newspapers: The Vanderhoof Herald 1917-1920, Nechako Chronicle 1920-1983 & the Omineca Express 1982-1989 and 1991-2007

Learn more about Bill Silver and the newspaper collection here.

NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service — providing digital talking books for people with print disabilities.  A print disability prevents or inhibits a person from reading conventional print.

Contact your Library for a PIN number so you can access this service.

Log in with your library card and assigned PIN number.

 


Book Recommendations

Last Updated August 19, 2020

 

Websites

GoodReads Includes reader reviews, trivia, reading lists, etc.  You can choose to sign up and share book lists.
BookBrowse.com – Includes reviews, previews, stories behind the books, author interviews, reading guides, and more.

 


Recommended Reading

Last Updated August 19, 2020

Teen Recommended Reading Resources

Adult Recommended Reading Resources


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Last Updated February 9, 2021

Looking for…

Books, Movies, Books on CDs and more?

  • Check the lists of books new to the Library in recent months, or the books which will arrive in the coming weeks.  Log into your account and put a hold on the ones you are interested in reading.
  • Search our Library’s catalogue to see if we have a book you want to read.
  • Place a hold on the items you find (even those not received yet), using your Library card number and the password assigned by our Library staff.  (Give us a call if you don’t have a password yet).
  • If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our collection, it may be available from another Library in BC.  On the Search Catalogue page, click on the Search Library drop-down, scroll to the top of the list and choose
    BC Interlibrary Connect (rather than Vanderhoof Public Library).  When you find what you are searching for, you can put a hold on the book and it will be transferred for pick up at Vanderhoof.
  • If you cannot find it through BC InterlibraryConnect (above), you can also try  Illume, a catalogue for the remaining BC libraries.  When you request an item from another library, it will be delivered to your home library for pick up.  (Visit our Illume Help page for more information.)

Magazines or Periodicals?

  • A variety of print magazines is available at the Library. Current issues may be read in the Library.  Back issues may be checked out for a 3 week loan period.
  • Also check out Overdrive.  Create an account and log-in for free magazine downloads to your choice of devices.

eBooks or audiobooks?

  • Search the catalogues BC Library’s Library2Go to borrow downloadable e-Books and Audio books.

Reading Resources for Children?

  • Literacy Kits are designed to help parents and caregivers encourage early literacy skills; they contain various literacy materials related to a specific theme.
  • Story Bags contain a popular story book, along with related props to encourage the child to act out the story being read.
  • Lisez en francais  Check out our French language resources — with accompanying CD.

Resources for People with Print Disabilities?

  • The DAISY reader is used to play the DAISY digital audio books etc., and is available for loan.
  • Check the NNELS website for talking books for the print disabled.  NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service: The Canadian Accessible Library System.
    NNELS extends access to a growing collection of accessible library titles produced by, for, and with Canadians with visual impairments and print disabilities. NNELS connects public library patrons with the materials and formats they want, emphasizing user-requested content.

Special Collections?

Reading Recommendations?

Homework help?

  • Check our Kids and Teens homework help pages.

Research?

Your Account?

  • Your Library card number is your user name for your account; call or visit the Library to request your password.
  • Log in to see items you’ve checked out, renew materials, and to place items on hold.

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