Borrow from Other Libraries
There may be times when you want to borrow from another BC Library:
- You happen to be visiting another BC Library.
- You couldn’t find what you were looking for in your home library.
The Fort Nelson Public Library has made it easy for you to request items from other libraries simply by using our online catalogue.
Here’s how to do it:
- Log into your account through Fort Nelson’s website.
- When searching for a title, our catalogue will automatically search other BC public libraries. For an expanded search of all 26 participating libraries, change the Library: search box to “BC Interlibrary Connect.”
- Simply click the “Place Hold” button next to the item you wish to borrow, regardless of where that item is located, and it will be sent to the Fort Nelson Public Library for you to pick up or you can specify another pickup library for your convenience.
(Limit your search to format in advanced search if too many results)
- You may decide how you would like to be notified of your items’ arrival in your My Account settings and track your hold requests from other libraries.
Books not available within the Interlibrary Connect can still be requested through Interlibrary Loan Outlook Online
DVD and other audio visual material can be ordered through Interlibrary Connect but may not be available through Interlibrary Loan.
As always, library staff are here if you have questions about how to use the catalogue or to place holds for you if prefer.
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
If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our catalogue, try finding it elsewhere in BC using Outlook Online, 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!