Searching illume

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.