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About the Provincial Literacy Resource Centre Library
Our literacy resources come in the form of teaching materials, basic readers, evaluation tools, practice exercises, research and reports. Most are print materials, many with links to an online version. There are also websites, videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, audio-cassettes, kits and games.
The library contains many unique BC-produced materials, and exemplary materials that have been reviewed by the literacy field, including materials reviewed in ELMO reviews. For more information, read our collection development policy. Our resources are catalogued using the Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Canadian Literacy Thesaurus.
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How to Borrow
Anyone from British Columbia can borrow books - by mail - for FREE.
We are pleased to be part of Outlook Online, the online catalogue of British Columbia's public and academic libraries. If it is more convenient for you, requests for our materials may be made through your local public or post-secondary library.
In certain cases, items can be sent to other provinces, upon request.
Mailing Your Books
Using the Canada Post Library Book Rate, Literacy BC covers all mailing costs for books. Please note that you must pay return postage costs to borrow audio-visuals or other non-book items.
Visit the Resource Centre in downtown Vancouver to browse our library. Please make an appointment so that someone can be available to help you.
Ask Our Librarian
Ask our literacy librarian to recommend resources, help you search the catalogue or find resources and information available through other sources.
Other Literacy Libraries
For other provinces' literacy resource collections, search these online literacy library catalogues.
For more information call 1-888-732-3234 (toll-free in BC) or 604-684-0624. Or you can email us at email@example.com.