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British Columbia

Online Databases – Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)

BC Codes Online  – In-library use only at GVPL branches. Includes the BC Building Code, Fire Code, and Plumbing Services. Describes minimum construction requirements for safe buildings in BC. [How To Use]

BC STATS: Library Access Site – In-library use only at GVPL branches. Current statistical information on the state of the BC economy.

BC Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards Online (VSIS Online)  – In-library use only at GVPL branches. Vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation from official sources.


Subject Guides – Open Resources (no login required)

BC Archives Visual Records – Digitized photographs, paintings, drawings and prints that illustrate the history of BC. [How to use]

E-Fauna BC – Electronic atlas of the wildlife of British Columbia.

E-Flora BC – Electronic atlas of the plants of British Columbia.

DataBC – An open portal that provides users access to data, applications and tools from a variety of different provincial ministries.

Royal BC Museum Learning Portal – A dynamic and intuitive website providing access to the Royal BC Museum’s collections, research findings and fascinating stories behind its artifacts, specimens and archival records. Features video content, audio recordings, fascinating images and compelling stories and articles.