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Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Borrow from Other Libraries

There may be times when you want to borrow items from other BC Libraries.

Visiting Other BC Libraries

Don’t leave home without your library card – you can use it to borrow from any public library in BC. For more information, check our BC OneCard page (note that borrowing policies vary between various libraries).

Requesting Books to be Delivered to Your Home Library

If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted at your home library, try finding it using Illume, an online catalogue for all BC public libraries.  If you find the item at the Illume webpage, you can request it directly by completing the online form. Note: only 3 active requests per person are allowed at one time.

The item will be delivered to your home library for pick-up. Inter-Library Loan books can be borrowed for 21 days and are not renewable. You can also borrow DVDs and Audiobooks on CDs.  You cannot request new books published within the last 12 months. 

This provincially funded Inter-Library Loan program (ILL) is generally free of charge, with the exception of some academic materials.

Please complete your ILL requests online at the ILLUME webpage for faster service and to alleviate the workload of processing requests.

Note: Inter-Library Loan services are not available at the Piers Is. Library.