Borrowing from Other Libraries

InterLibrary Loans (ILLs): Requesting Books to Your Home Library

Couldn’t find the item you were looking for in our library? Use BC Interlibrary Connect! Once you find your item, simply click the “Place Hold” button and you will be notified when it has arrived at NPL for you. Your hold will be held for one week. (Choose your notification preference in your account settings.)


If you still weren’t able to find what you wanted, try elsewhere in BC using Illume (interlibrary loans), a catalogue for all BC libraries. There may be fees with this service.


Visiting Other BC Libraries

If you’re visiting another BC public library, you can still borrow items–and you can return these items to any other BC public library too! We call this program BC OneCard. Borrowing policies may vary slightly between various libraries, but generally patrons may borrow up to 20 items at one time including books, magazines, audiovisual items, and audio/music CDs. (More info here)