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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.

Illume:

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.

 

Searching

  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.

 

 


InterLibrary Loans

Last Updated July 19, 2019

Requesting Books from Other Libraries, to be Delivered to Your Home Library

If you have searched out catalogue and weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our collection, try searching for it in other Libraries in BC.  You now have two options for searching beyond our local catalogue of items:

  1. BC InterLibrary Connect (FIRST CHOICE).
  2. Illume (last resort).

 InterLibrary Connect–Search HERE first

  1. Log into your Library Account.
  2. In the “Library” field, change the drop-down from Vanderhoof Public Library, to search BC Interlibrary Connect (found at the very top of the list of libraries).
  3. Search for the book you want, using Advanced search to narrow the results if necessary.
  4. When you find the item you want, click “Place Hold”, and then “Submit”.
  5. If the item is available, it will be transferred for pick up at Vanderhoof.
  6. These books will show as checked out to you on your Vanderhoof Library Account, so you can renew them from home if you wish.

No luck at InterLibrary Connect?  Try illume.

If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted through BC InterLibrary Connect (above), you may find it elsewhere in BC using illume, a catalogue for the remaining BC libraries.


Click to access Illume

  1. No Log-in necessary.
  2. Use Advanced search to narrow your search. Enter your search terms in the available fields.
  3. You can change the drop-down menus to search by the appropriate field (e.g. title, author, ISBN, etc.)
  4. Click “Search * Records” button in the bottom right corner.
  5. A list of items across BC 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.
  7. In the appropriate fields, enter your Last Name, First Name, Create a Password, and Phone Number.
  8. Click the “Submit” button at the top or bottom of the page.
  9. You may close the request window and go back to the search page for more titles.
  10. Books from this source will not show on your Library Account