Library services for students

Help

Library staff are here to help you. Can't find anything to help with your course work? Not sure how to cite something? We can help. Look for the library's chat box on our website and in many of our databases. Or contact us here, in person, by phone, or e-mail.

AskAway help

BC's college and university libraries provide a chat assistance service for students. You'll find the AskAway chat widget on our website and in many of our databases. AskAway is often open for your convenience when the library is closed.

Unlimited borrowing from the College library

There is no limit on the number of items you may borrow from the College library. You may request loans online in the library's catalogue. Look for the "Request loan" link in your search results. Please note that you must know your PIN in order to request loans. Don't know your PIN? Please ask us.

Loan renewals

You may request loan renewals in person, by phone, by e-mail or online.

Interlibrary loans

Does another library own what you need? We can get it for you. Request interlibrary loans here, in person, by phone, or e-mail. You may follow the "Where can I get this?" link in the library's article databases to request copies of journal, magazine or newspaper articles.

Bike share program

Did you know that you can now check out a bike from our campus libraries? All that you need is a Coast Mountain College library card and you can check out a bicycle for on- or off-campus riding. What a great way to explore the community or get some exercise between classes.  Check it out today.

Beyond books

Students at CMTN can borrow snowshoes, fishing rods, bikes, DVDs, tablets and laptops from the library to make the most of their experience in the Northwest. Ask us about this today.

Off-campus access to licensed resources

The library licenses hundreds of electronic resources: databases, e-books, streaming videos. Access is restricted to the College's students and employees. Off-campus users must login with their student or employee number and last name. If you are denied access, please report the problem to the library.

Services for off-campus students

The library pays for the delivery and return of anything you borrow.

Mission statement

A centre of the College community, our Library supports excellence in teaching, student success, and lifelong learning, through the provision of a diverse range of quality resources and services.