The LLC has over 140,000 ebooks! Why use ebooks? Here are some reasons:
Books and films are organized in the LLC using Library of Congress (LC) call numbers.
An LC call number is a series of letters and numbers assigned to each item.
To find a book, write down the call number and find the book labelled with that call number on the shelf.
Call numbers are given to items according to primary subject area. Items are categorized further by subtopic, author and date of publication.
*Call number for the book ‘Race’ & ethnicity in Canada: a critical introduction
Call numbers should be read line by line, as described below (from the University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries):
If a library item that you want is checked out, you can place a hold. The item will be held at the main circulation desk for you to pick up after it has been returned.
If no copies are currently available, click Place Hold above the item:
Login by entering your student ID number with BVC, i.e. BVC111111, as the username and the last four digits of your phone number as the password.
Then, click Place Hold:
When your hold arrives to the LLC, a staff member will contact you by phone or email. You have 3 business days to pick up your hold, otherwise, it will be cancelled. You can also cancel your hold anytime by logging in to your library account.
The BVC student ID card is also a library card that allows card-holders to borrow materials and use the facilities and services provided by the LLC.
Card-holders may also borrow materials directly from the following institutions:
BVC student, staff and faculty may also visit the circulation desk in the LLC to receive a TAL card. The Alberta Library (TAL) card grants access to the resources of 49 public, university, college, technical institute, and special libraries in over 300 locations throughout the province.