Using the Library

Digital Media & Learning

Last Updated June 11, 2021


Libby, by Overdrive
  • Libby is the new app to enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from Overdrive
  • Easy to get started for first-time users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users.
  • Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets.
  • Can also be used on a computer in a web browser.
  • Need help? Visit Libby Help site.
Gale Courses
  • Tons of free online courses that cover a large array of subjects
  • Click here to find out about on-line learning with GALE courses.
Linkedin Learning 
  • Over 16,000 free online courses that cover a large array of subjects
  • Click here to find out about on-line learning with Linkedin Learning
  • For people with print disabilities, digital talking books are available from NNELS.  Contact us to register as a qualified print disabled patron, and obtain your password, then log in with your library card.

*Please note that these collections are hosted on Third Party websites with their own privacy policies.



eBook Websites

Last Updated January 27, 2021

Here’s a list of websites offering eBooks for download:

Project Gutenberg 30,000 free books online. The online literature library – unabridged.
NovelGuide Novel resource guide and literature.
Bibliomania Free online literature and study guides.
Read Print Online Books, Poems, Short Stories. Great Books Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more.
Shakespeare’s Sonnets A comprehensive site of William Shakespeare’s sonnets.
International Children’s Digital Library Read free children books online.

About the eBook, audioBook, and eMagazine Service

Last Updated June 16, 2021

What is Libby?

Libby is a free downloadable app that offers a collection of  eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for free download.

Where to find Libby?

or from with a computer in a web browser.

What Devices are Libby Compatible With?

iPads and iPhones running iOS 9.0 or newer
Android tablets and smartphones running Android 5.0
Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium).

Questions? or need more help?

Click here to see our help page on how to use Libby.
Get Libby Support by clicking here
Get Overdrive Support by clicking here

Check out these useful Libby video tutorials.

*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

Using the Library

Last Updated June 23, 2021

How To

Your Account

  • Log in to renew, reserve items & check fines

Library Policies

Multi-Purpose Room Rental


Loan Periods & Fines

Last Updated August 14, 2020

Collection Description Circulation Policy Fine Rate
Audiobooks Audiobooks available on CD (and some cassette). 3 weeks 15¢ per day.
Max $3.00 per item
Books Over 20,000 books for readers of all ages & interests. 3 weeks 15¢ per day.
Max $3.00 per item
More than 40 magazine subscriptions. Limited back issues. Current issue: In-Library Use Only
Back issues: 3 weeks
15¢ per day.
Max $3.00 per item
Newspapers Omineca Express, Prince George Citizen In-Library Use Only
Vertical File Back issues of the Omineca Express In-Library Use Only
DVD/Video We have a good selection of movies available our collection. 3 weeks 15¢ per day.
Max $3.00 per item

Borrow from other libraries

Last Updated September 24, 2020

You can search our Catalogue to see if we have an item in our Collection (how to).

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

  1. You couldn’t find what you were looking for in your home library.
  2. You happen to be visiting another BC Library.

Requesting Books to be Delivered to Your Home Library

If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our collection, try searching for it in other Libraries throughout BC:

Interlibrary Connect

BC Interlibrary Connect:

On the Search Catalogue page, change the Search Library drop-down to search BC Interlibrary Connect (at the top of the list of libraries).  Place a hold on the book and it will be transferred for pick up at the Vanderhoof Public Library.


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!

Click here for Help in Searching Illume

Visiting Other BC Libraries

bc-one-cardBC OneCard:

If you’re on the road and stop to visit another BC public library, you can easily borrow items there. 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. We call this program BC OneCard. For more information on how to do this, check our BC OneCard page (please note that borrowing policies may vary slightly between libraries).


Searching illume

Last Updated July 18, 2019

If you have searched our catalogue through BC InterLibrary Connect, and cannot find the book you want, another option is the inter-library loan platform called Illume.

Access Illume

Click to access the illume website.

No Log-in necessary.



  1. Click on “Advanced” in the top right of the page to narrow your search.
  2. Enter your search terms in the available boxes.
  3. You can change the drop-down menus to search by the appropriate field (e.g. title, author, ISBN, etc.)
  4. Click the “Search * Records” button in the bottom right corner.
  5. A list of items in BC Libraries will be displayed.  Click on a title for more detailed information (opens a new window).
  6. If this is the title you want, click the “Request this Item” button in the left column.
  7. In the appropriate fields, enter your Last Name, First Name, Create a Password, and Phone Number.  (You may also enter an email address for notification when the book arrives; otherwise you will receive a phone call.)
  8. Click the “Submit” button on the bottom right of the page.
  9. You may close the request window and go back to the search page for more titles.