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BC Cancer Library COVID-19 Update
Alert: All BC Cancer Library sites and Cancer Information Centres are closed to the public until further notice. We continue to support patients and staff, providing reference, research, document delivery and more from a virtual platform. The library is still monitoring our email and phones during our regular Monday-Friday hours of operation and can still help you.

Staff Guide

General Borrowing Information

BC Cancer staff and residents of BC and the Yukon are able to register for a library card and can request eBook access by contacting the library. 

NOTE: Most of these eBooks only allow ONE user at a time. If you try to access a book and get a busy signal (a message saying all licenses are in use), try the link again later.

Search the Catalogue

Search our catalogue for books, videos, ebooks, and audio materials.

Information on borrowing can be found on our General Borrowing Policies.

To request materials or arrange for delivery or pick up of library resources, interlibrary loans, and document deliveries, contact the library:

Search eBook Titles

You can also find ebooks using EBSCO's Full Text Finder or the electronic databases listed below. To limit results to eBooks only, enter your search words below and click search. Then, use the radio buttons on the top of the search to limit your results to eBooks!

EBSCO's Full Text Finder

Working from off-site?

Our off-site access page has information on how to access journals and databases from outside the PHSABC network ff you are working from home or another network like BCCRC or GSC.

For more help in accessing resources off-site, contact your BC Cancer Librarian!

 The BC Cancer library system consists of one central library at Vancouver Centre (VC), and branches in Abbotsford (AC), Kelowna (SAHCSI), Prince George (CN), Surrey (FVC), and Victoria (VIC). All centres have a collection of patient resources in a Cancer Information Centre (CIC), and most centres have a professional collection on site. Professional resources purchased for the CN are housed in the adjacent UHNBC Library.