Borrow from Other Libraries
There may be times when you want to borrow from another BC Library:
- You couldn’t find what you were looking for in your home library.
- You happen to be visiting another BC Library.
Requesting Books to be Delivered to Your Home Library
If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our catalogue, try finding it elsewhere in BC using Illume, a catalogue for all BC libraries. If you find it at another library, request it as an interlibrary loan (ILL) to be delivered to Bowen Island Library for pick up.
You can also call, email, or visit us in person to make an interlibrary loan request.
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 out the BC Government’s BC OneCard page. (Please note that borrowing policies may vary slightly between various libraries).