But there may be times when you want to borrow from another BC Library:
- You couldn’t find what you were looking for in your home library.
- 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:
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!
Visiting Other BC Libraries
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).
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.
Click to access the illume website.
No Log-in necessary.
- Click on “Advanced” in the top right of the page to narrow your search.
- Enter your search terms in the available boxes.
- You can change the drop-down menus to search by the appropriate field (e.g. title, author, ISBN, etc.)
- Click the “Search * Records” button in the bottom right corner.
- A list of items in BC Libraries will be displayed. Click on a title for more detailed information (opens a new window).
- If this is the title you want, click the “Request this Item” button in the left column.
- 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.)
- Click the “Submit” button on the bottom right of the page.
- You may close the request window and go back to the search page for more titles.
Manage Your Library Account
Use eBooks, eMagazines, & audiobooks
Borrow From Other Libraries
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.
- Mary John Collection (First Nations significant subjects)
- Photo Archive – Carrier First Nation and Historical (for viewing or photocopying only–not for loan)
- Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive
- Click here for lists of Ordered books and New Arrivals for the Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction.
- GoodReads — the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world
- CBC Books — for Canada Reads, Canada Writes, The Next Chapter, Writers & Company, etc.
- Globe and Mail — Book Reviews | Best Seller Lists
- New York Times — Book Reviews | Best Seller Lists
- 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.
- 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.