Borrow from Other Libraries & Interlibrary Loans

There may be times when you want to borrow from another BC Library:

  1. You happen to be visiting another BC Library.
  2. You couldn’t find what you were looking for in your home library.

Visiting Other BC Libraries

If you’re on the road and find yourself in another BC public library, you can easily borrow items. 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 various libraries).

Requesting Books to be Delivered to Your Home Library

ILC-Logo-smallCouldn’t find the item you were looking for in our library? We’ve made it simple to request items from other BC libraries. Click on the BC Interlibrary Connect logo image. Alternately, when you’re in the Nelson Public Library catalogue click on the BC Interlibrary Connect tab of menu bar. Once you find your item, simply click the “Place Hold” button next to the item you wish to borrow and it will be sent to our library for you.  You’ll receive a phone call and/or email when your item is ready for pick up. Chose your notification preference in your account settings.

If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted through BC Interlibrary Connect, try finding it elsewhere in BC using Illume (interlibrary loans), a catalogue for all BC libraries. If you find it at another library, request it to be delivered to your home library for pick up!