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

Please visit our Regional Centre Libraries page for information about local library service availability and hours.

Public & Patients

Collections & borrowing

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

Information Requests
If you live in BC or 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.


See our pathfinders for lists  of librarian recommended books, e-books, pamphlets, support services and websites on many types of cancer and support topics.

Resources found in these Pathfinders have been chosen and evaluated by BC Cancer librarians with input from other BC Cancer staff members. Suggestions for additional resources for inclusion are welcome; however, the Library reserves the final right to decide which websites and resources will be included. See our Inclusion/removal policy.

Resources are reviewed on a regular basis; however, the Library cannot guarantee the function, accuracy, or currency of the websites and the information contained within them. Please read BC Cancer's Terms of Use for further information.

BC Cancer Staff

Services for BC Cancer staff and physicians

The BC Cancer Library offers  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.  Explore what we can do for you and your patients in our Library Infographic,  check out the newest eBook arrivals in our October 2023 Library Newsletter, and contact your local librarian for individual assistance. 

Staff can refer patients to the library and have them contact the library through or via our Information Request Form.

Library Portal 

Our Library Portal website (formerly called the Staff Guide) provides BC Cancer staff access to a wealth of online practice and evidence-based medicine tools and information resources. Find topic guides, online resources such as e-journals, e-books, RefWorks, and online databases - including Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Natural Medicines, Lexicomp, the Cochrane Database - and much more. 

Staff must login via EZProxy to access most of the online database e-resources.   Contact the Library for more information about eResource access.

Document Delivery is also available to help you obtain journal articles, books, book chapters or other resources.

Collections & borrowing

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

Register for a library card and learn more about our General Borrowing Policies.  

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