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.
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
MPL and NCLF make it easy for you to request books from nearby libraries simply by using our online catalog. When searching for a title, our catalog will automatically search the public libraries located in the Cariboo, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Granisle, McBride, Valemount and Vanderhoof.
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 MPL for you. You’ll receive a phone call and/or email when your item is ready for pick up. You may decide how you would like to be notified of your items’ arrival in your account settings.
If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted through Interlibrary Connect, try finding it elsewhere in BC using Outlook Online, a catalogue for all BC libraries. If you find it at another library, ask our staff to have it delivered to the Mackenzie Public Library for pick up!