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.
To request materials or arrange for delivery or pick up of library resources, interlibrary loans, and document deliveries, contact the library:
Can't find what you want in our collections? Request books, media and full text articles from other institutions via our document delivery and interlibrary loan service (ILL).
How long does it take? ILL of physical materials can take at least 7 business days, and document delivery of articles can take up to 2 business days. Delivery times depend on the availability at the other libraries and sometimes wait times can be longer.
Curb-Side Delivery Services
Due to Covid-19, the Vancouver library and all Cancer information Centres (CICs) are closed to both staff and the public. All other BC Cancer libraries remain open to staff, but closed to the public.
To provide continued access to our physical collections, we are offering curb-side pick-up at all locations except for Prince George and Surrey. Patients can arrange to pick up books and other physical materials outside of each participating library location.
Free Mail Delivery
Staff and members of the public can request free mail delivery of physical items. Free mail return labels are also included.
Interoffice Mail Delivery
Staff can request the delivery of physical resources via interoffice mail delivery.
We welcome recommendations to our collections as they relate to cancer care, research, and support. Email the library and be sure to include the following information:
Including a web URL link to where the library can find more information (publisher website, Amazon.ca, Chapters.ca, etc) is very helpful. Please note that we cannot guarantee that your recommendation will be purchased.
Check out our full A-Z list of new Staff & Clinician book and eBook arrivals for FY2020-2021!