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The Library delivers timely service and evidence-informed resources to people facing cancer and those involved in oncology care or research.
Public & Patients
Our resources and services are for people living in BC and Yukon. Search the catalogue to find books, videos, ebooks, and audio material held in any of our six locations. A mail-out service can be requested within BC and Yukon. 

New arrivals

ebooks are available through the catalogue for people in BC and the Yukon to use at home. Contact the library to register for ebook access.

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

You can also talk to a regional librarian by phone or in person.


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 Jan 28, 2020
Cervical Cancer Nov 4, 2019
Childhood Cancer Oct 25, 2019
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 Dec 13, 2019
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 and systematic reviews, and individual and group training, to all BC Cancer staff and physicians. BC Cancer staff and physicians should contact their local librarian for individual assistance.

BC Cancer staff and physicians are encouraged to use the internal website Library Links to access the Library’s online information sources. You must be on a BC Cancer computer for access. CRC staff have access to Library Links via their local intranet:

Library Links provides staff with access to practice tools and information resources: ejournals; ebooks; Refworks; online databases, including MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Natural Medicines, Lexicomp, the Cochrane Library and more.
The Full Text Finder database will help connect you to library ejournals and ebooks.

Staff must be using a network computer in order to access these eresources.  Contact the Library to obtain information about offsite access.

BC Cancer staff can also connect to full text articles when doing searches in PubMed. Contact the Library for instructions or consult Library Links for further information

Contact the Library Document Delivery service for help obtaining journal articles, books, book chapters or other resources.

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