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In response to the Public Health Crisis and the temporary closing of many of our member libraries, we are making the following announcement:

All materials borrowed by any patron from a BCCLS member library will have their due dates automatically extended throughout the crisis.

Please don’t worry about trying to get things that are due back to your library. You have time. Please know that local libraries are also willing to work with you on these, and that those closed for a longer length of time will have that reflected in their due dates. You can check your BCCLS account online for updated due dates.


We are restricting hold requests from being fulfilled between libraries – your requests from other libraries will be delayed during this time.

Holds will only be fulfilled on materials that are owned by your local library and can be picked up there if your local library is open.


Your place in the hold line is safe.

If you have placed an item on hold, you will remain in line. Essentially, we are freezing the process and will start filling holds between libraries once the crisis has passed.


Delivery will be suspended.

Delivery between libraries will be suspended with the last deliveries scheduled for Monday, March 16th. After that, materials will not be moved from member library to member library until normal business resumes.


Expiring Library Cards

All patron library cards due to expire while libraries are closed will be extended throughout the crisis. Access to library eContent is still available for patrons in good standing. Visit your local library's website or eBCCLS.org for more info.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this difficult time. Please know our commitment to our patrons and their safety remains foremost in our thoughts.

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...BCCLS libraries offer multilingual services? Multicultural World

BCCLS libraries offer over 21,000 items in many world languages.

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