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Delivering timely service and evidence-informed resources to people in BC and the Yukon facing cancer, and those involved in oncology care or research.
Public & Patients

***Special Announcement: All BC Cancer Libraries sites and Cancer Information Centres are closed until further notice.*** 

The physical lending of books, journals and AV material is temporarily halted, and all currently loaned items have their due dates extended until June 15, 2020.

Healthcare does not stop and neither does the library. We continue to support patients and staff, providing reference, research, document delivery, and more from a virtual platform. The library is still  monitoring our email and phones during our regular Monday-Friday hours of operation.

Patients and families can also contact us through our new Information Request Form

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.


Search our catalogue to find books, videos, ebooks, and audio material held in any of our six locations.

Information Requests
If you live in BC or the Yukon, you can request cancer information from the BC Cancer Library. Choose to have your information sent to you by mail or email, or pick it up in person at the cancer centre nearest to you. 

Questions? Contact a regional librarian by phone or in person for more information.


The library provides pathfinders, which are descriptive lists of some of our books, DVDs, support services and websites.

Advanced Cancer May 13, 2019
Bladder Cancer Oct 29, 2019
Brain and CNS Cancer Feb 14, 2020
Breast Cancer Feb 28, 2020
Cervical Cancer Nov 4, 2019
Childhood Cancer Feb 25 2020
Colorectal Cancer Nov 20, 2019
Hereditary Cancer Dec 2, 2019
Kidney Cancer Dec 2, 2019
Leukemia Dec 2, 2019
Lung Cancer Nov 5, 2019
Lymphoma Dec 2, 2019
Multiple Myeloma Aug 19, 2019
Ovarian Cancer Dec 5, 2019
Pancreatic Cancer Nov 29, 2019
Prostate Cancer Feb 28, 2020
Thyroid Cancer Feb 13, 2020

BC Cancer Staff

Services for BC Cancer Staff and Physicians

The BC Cancer Library offers library and information services, including document delivery, literature searches, individual and group training, online access to evidence-based resources and tools, and much more to all BC Cancer staff and physicians. BC Cancer staff and physicians should contact their local librarian for individual assistance.

Staff members are encouraged to refer patients to the library, and have them contact the library through the Information Request Form.


Visit the  library's online catalogue to find and obtain access to books, e-books, print serials and AV materials held in all the BC Cancer library locations. 

LibGuide Staff Resources

NEW! We have migrated from Library Links to Staff Guides

Staff Guides provides BC Cancer staff access to a wealth of online practice and evidence-based medicine tools and information resources. Find topic guides and online resources such as ejournals, ebooks, RefWorks, and online databases - including Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Natural Medicines, Lexicomp, the Cochrane Database, and more.

The Full Text Finder database will help connect you to library ejournals and ebooks.

Staff must be using a network computer or Citrix (if working remotely) in order to access most of the online database eresources.  BC Cancer staff can also connect to full text articles when doing searches in PubMed. Contact the Library to obtain information about offsite access.

The library's Document Delivery services are also available to help you obtain journal articles, books, book chapters or other resources.

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