Libraries are the best place for people of all age groups to meet and connect with each other. They are not only a great source of books and knowledge but also a place where people can socialize and connect. It is rightly said that libraries are book lovers’ heaven!
Libraries, no doubt are an integral part of community life in all places. British Columbia is a vibrant city with a lot of international students coming every year. Where there are students, how there cannot be libraries.
What is BC One Card?
One can use their library card to access and borrow material from any participating public library in the province. Students should be aware that any B.C. library cardholder can get a free BC OneCard decal by visiting another public library in the province.
- Valid public Library Card
- Identity proof that has the proof of address as well
On the BC OneCard, it would be specified which resources and services of any library are accessible. However, one can get full service if they pay a fee at that specific library. Also, to know more about the services, a specific library can be contacted for more information about their services.
Click here, to get the address of all the public libraries in British Columbia.
Where to return the borrowed materials?
Whenever the books are issued, there is a due date by which the book needs to be returned. The borrowed books need to be returned to
- the library you borrowed them from; or
- any library that validates BC OneCard in the province, including the home library location.
Please note that you must pay any overdue fees, if required, to the library from whom you borrowed the items
List of various Libraries in Surrey
- City Centre Branch
10350 University Dr, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8
- Clayton Branch
7155 187A Street, Surrey, BC V4N 6L9
- Cloverdale Branch
5642 176A St, Surrey, BC V3S 4G9
- Digital Branch (Online)
- Fleetwood Branch
15996 84 Ave, Surrey, BC V4N 0W1
- Guildford Branch
15105 105 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8
- Newton Branch
13795 70 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 0E1
- Ocean Park Branch
12854 17 Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 1T5
- Port Kells Branch
18885 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V4N 5T1
- Semiahmoo Branch
1815 152 St, Surrey, BC V4A 9Y9
- Strawberry Hill Branch
7399 122 St, Surrey, BC V3W 5J2
Click here, to know about the timings of the library and the services offered in each one of them.
Common features of most of the libraries include:
- Free computers, scanning, Wi-Fi
- Meeting room access on request
- Self check-out stations especially during peak hours
- Book return available 24 hours
- Printing and photocopying at concessional prices
- Mobile Printing Services
Can I sign up for a Library Card Online?
It is possible to sign up for your Library Card from the comfort of your home. Online card registration is for people aged 12 and up.
Please note that due to the large demand for online cards, it could take up to 7 days for the authority to process your online card. If you would like a library card sooner, please visit your local branch.
Click here, to sign up for a Library Card at home. All fields must be filled in to process your card.
Where can I find the nearest Library?
Click here, to find the local branch near you.
One can make use of the online material as well with the help of a digital or online library. Here you can easily find online research, magazine, and news articles. There is a lot of material available for people of all age groups. Children can access videos on demand, teenagers can not just read but participate in various writing contests as well.
For students, videos on IELTS (International English Language Testing System) General and Academic, can also be seen in the form of tutorials. Overall, there are a lot of educational and entertaining videos available in the online library.
So why wait? If you don’t have a Library Card yet, it’s time to make one! Happy reading!
Source: Surrey Libraries