Note: When you go to the website, you will need to sign up in order to borrow a digital book (you only need your email address to register). You can borrow up to 10 books at a time for a total of 14 days. Here is a list of a few of the Indigenous authors available: Thomas King, Eden Robinson, Richard Wagamese, & Rupert Ross.
To access VCC’s online academic resources and journals, students need to go to the VCC Library website library.vcc.ca. VCC’s online resources are restricted to VCC students and staff only. When accessing the online resources, NEC students will be asked to provide their VCC ID number and their password to read the articles or journals. A student’s ID number and password will be their date of birth: MMDDYY (example: January 18, 1975. Your password is 011875).
UBC offers a free library card for any Aboriginal person living in Canada (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit). To receive a UBC library card, students can go to the circulation desks of Walter C. Koerner Library at UBC and present one piece of government-issued ID (eg. BC driver’s licence, provincial ID, or passport) and proof of permanent residence in Canada (eg. bank statement, utility bill, or automobile registration). The maximum number of items on loan at a time per student is 50.
All NEC students have on-campus access to watch all films from the National Film Board. To do this, students can go onto any NEC computer designated for student use, click on the following link: www.nfb.ca, and begin watching.
If you are looking for past newspaper articles from such publications as The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Vancouver Sun, or The Province, you can access these online through the Vancouver Public Library. All you need is a VPL Library card number, which is free. Once you have obtained your number, go to the VPL main webpage and click on “Digital Library” (at the top of the page). From there, click on “Digital Newspapers”, find the newspaper you desire, and click “access”.
For more information, please contact:
Boyd Reynolds, MA
Librarian / Bookstore Coordinator
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 310