Public Library InterLINK is a partnership of strong local libraries, which fosters and promotes the provision of quality library services to residents through open access to member libraries and the development and implementation of collaborative cost effective service efficiencies and enhancements.
Frequently Asked Questions
InterLINK is a federated public library system, a partnership of eighteen public libraries in southwestern British Columbia. Through agreements between its member libraries, InterLINK makes it possible for you to use any of their 80 branch locations without charge.
Library service is not limited to where you live. You have free access to library services when and where you need it. Many member libraries provide access to full text online databases, both in the library and from your own home. Check with your library for details.
There are 18 member libraries in the InterLINK network, covering the Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver Regional District, Metro and North Vancouver as well as Lillooet and the Pemberton area. These libraries provide 80 branch locations to serve you.
You may use one library card to borrow library materials anywhere in the InterLINK system. You are eligible to do this if:
When you register you need one InterLINK library card of your choice and identification that shows your current address. See individual library websites for information on their membership process and list of acceptable ID.
You can use any one of these cards at all InterLINK libraries. Most people chose to use the card from their home library. You may return the cards you no longer need and have staff register the card number you prefer to use in other InterLINK library databases.
No. InterLINK is funded by member libraries and a grant from the Ministry of Education.
The number of items and the length of time you can borrow them varies between libraries. You will need to follow the policies on the lending library.
InterLINK operates a delivery network moving materials among the 18 member libraries. You may return materials to any InterLINK library, but they are not cleared from your record until they reach the lending library.
The costs are paid at the lending library.
If you can’t visit other libraries directly, you can request materials to be sent from one library to another.
If you live within the InterLINK area you can continue to use your library card at the participating systems. The InterLINK system allows you to access the collections of neighboring library systems in the Lower Mainland. For more information, including which libraries belong to InterLINK, view frequently asked questions here or visit the InterLINK website.
The BC OneCard allows BC residents to borrow materials from all public library systems in BC. This means that if you are travelling or staying anywhere in BC you have public library access and borrowing privileges everywhere in the province by showing your home library card and identification. For more information please visit the BC OneCard website or view frequently asked questions here.
For more information please visit the BC OneCard website or view frequently asked questions here.here or visit the InterLINK website.