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Outlook Online
Outlook Online is a catalogue of materials in public and college libraries in British Columbia. If you can't find something at PMPL, try Outlook.

  • Outlook will not tell you if the book is currently available in a library.
  • If you are looking for a recently published work and it does not appear in Outlook, try searching other library catalogues directly.
  • If you see a book in another BC public library that you want to read, the fastest way to get the book is to go to the other library yourself to borrow it. If this is not possible, you may ask that PMPL borrow it on your behalf. To do so, submit an InterLibrary Loan request.

Lower Mainland libraries
Through the BC One Card program, you can obtain a membership free of charge from any library in BC. For more detail, check our online membership guide. Following are links to the websites of other Lower Mainland public libraries:
»  Bowen Island Public Library
»  Burnaby Public Library
»  Coquitlam Public Library
»  Fraser Valley Regional Library
»  Gibsons and District Public Library
»  New Westminster Public Library
»  North Vancouver City Library
»  North Vancouver District Public Library
»  Pemberton Public Library
»  Richmond Public Library
»  Sechelt Public Library
»  Squamish Public Library
»  Surrey Public Library
»  Vancouver Public Library
»  West Vancouver Memorial Library
»  Whistler Public Library

BC College and University libraries
Each college library has its own membership policy. Upon request, the library can often borrow books from these libraries as interlibrary loans. Following are links to postsecondary libraries located near Port Moody:
»  British Columbia Institute of Technology
»  Douglas College
»  Kwantlen Polytechnic University
»  Simon Fraser University
»  Trinity Western University
»  University of the Fraser Valley
»  University of British Columbia

Other BC library links
BC Libraries- Libraries Without Walls 
This portal page gives information and access to all the online services available at BC Public Libraries. It also lists the location and address of all public libraries.

British Columbia Library Association 
BCLA is an independent, voluntary association whose members include librarians, library personnel, library trustees and other interested individuals.

British Columbia Courthouse Library 
The B.C. Courthouse Library Society is a non-profit organization providing access to legal information resources and information services to members of the legal community and the public of British Columbia.

Legislative Library of British Columbia 
The core collection consists of political science, parliamentary procedure, law, public administration, economics and Canadian history. There is also a significant collection of British Columbia government publications and extensive holdings of Canadian federal and provincial publications.

WorkSafeBC - Library Services 

Canada and beyond our borders
Canadian Library Gateway 
Through this site you can find information on and link to: Canadian library catalogues and Websites; directory of Canadian interlibrary loan and charging policies; directory of special collections held in Canadian libraries; and other resources of interest.

Library and Archives Canada 
Canada's national library, "responsible for collecting and preserving Canada's published heritage so that it's available for present and future generations of Canadians." Items can be requested on interlibrary loan from this library.

The British Library 

Library of Congress 

World Digital Library
Significant primary sources (images, maps, manuscripts and more) from around the world. Interface is available in many languages.


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