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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

*** All BC Cancer Libraries sites and Cancer Information Centres are closed to the public until further notice.*** 

Book, journal and AV materials are available for load via curbside pick-up at our Vancouver library location or through postal mail delivery.

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.

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 Sept 24, 2020
Bladder Cancer Sept 24, 2020
Brain and CNS Cancer Sept 24, 2020
Breast Cancer Sept 24, 2020
Cervical Cancer Sept 24, 2020
Childhood Cancer Sept 24, 2020
Colorectal Cancer Sept 24, 2020
Hereditary Cancer Aug 13, 2020
Kidney Cancer Aug 13, 2020
Leukemia Aug 13, 2020
Lung Cancer Aug 13, 2020
Lymphoma Aug 13, 2020
Multiple Myeloma Aug 13, 2020
Ovarian Cancer Aug 13, 2020
Pancreatic Cancer Aug 13, 2020
Thyroid Cancer Aug 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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