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Faculty Library Resource Guide: Using the Library

Guide to library resources for new faculty

Library Card

Your VCC ID Card is your Library Card. You can get your card at the Registrar's Office. You will need to present your VCC ID Card to borrow library materials. 

Course Reserves

Instructors may place textbooks or other items on reserve for their classes. Reserve items are kept behind the Library Service Desk and they are available on short term loan for either: 

  • 2 hours
  • Overnight - due back one hour after the library opens the next day
  • 1 week

Instructors are responsible for ensuring that material has copyright clearance; please consult with the VCC Copyright Librarian if you have any questions. See the Course Reserves page for more information and to add items to Course Reserve.

Suggest a Purchase

Students and employees of VCC are invited to suggest the purchase of a book, journal/magazine, or DVD/streaming video. As Faculty we also encourage you to get in touch with your program's liaison librarian about ordering material for your courses.

Interlibrary Loans

As a VCC Faculty member you also may borrow for free from other BC post-secondary libraries (including UBC and SFU) as a reciprocal borrower. Don't feel like travelling? Students and employees of VCC can request books, journal articles, and DVDs owned by other libraries by using our free Interlibrary Loans (ILL) service and have them delivered to VCC (or electronically for journal articles).


Your myVCC account lets you access online courses (Moodle), email, the employee directory, room booking requests, IT HelpDesk, faculty services - to enter grades, view class lists and wait lists - and employee information and services for pay stubs and leave balances. Use your network username and password to login. Learn more about VCC employee accounts and passwords.

Off-Campus Access to the Library

Access from Home

Use your VCC Login (Your student ID number) and Password (usually your birthday in MMDDYY format) to connect from home. For help, go to the Connect from Home link

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