The role of public libraries becomes even more important in the information age.
BC Public library websites provide information that is easily accessible. School library information is also easily accessible through school homepages and online catalogues.
Online Full-Text Articles and Books at Your Fingertips
Research databases contain published information you won't find in search engines. Public libraries and school libraries subscribe to databases the way you would subscribe to a newspaper or magazine. In these databases, you can search for current information from thousands of publications on a topic and read, print or email articles right away.
British Columbia's Libraries: Your Library Without Walls
The Library to Go eCatalogue includes a variety of eBooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Play the books on your PC, Mac, MP3 player or iPod®.
Library Programs Help Children at School
In addition to free access to public computers and Internet services, libraries continue to promote childhood education through a variety of programs including summer reading clubs, teen book clubs, class visits, library tours, school preparedness programs, and author readings. Teacher-librarians work directly with students and other teachers within schools.!