Our collection includes a variety of print and electronic materials with a focus on Indigenous content that helps our learners with their studies. The library is located at the top-right of the central stairs or Room 201.
Hours of Operation
Open: Monday to Friday
Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Search our Online Catalogue.
Please note: not all material may be readily available at the library. Contact our Librarian for more details.
Using Library Resources
- NEC students and staff can borrow from our library collection
- Students must register with the librarian before borrowing any material
- Materials can be borrowed for two-weeks
- A one-week extension may be granted
- A late fee of $1.00 is charged per day
- A maximum of three items can be borrowed at one time
- Reference material remain in the library at all times
- All borrowed materials must be returned before Official Transcripts are released at the end of each term
Additional NEC Library Resources and Services
- Computer Lab: Students can book, in advance, a computer in the computer lab or library
- Learn Research Skills: The librarian can assist students one-on-one or in small groups
- Printing: Printing fee is 10 cents per page
- Course textbooks: Students can use a course textbook in the library
Vancouver Community College Library - Accessing Online Resources
All NEC students are eligible to access VCC's online academic resources and journals. To do this, NEC students need to go to VCC and head to the Registrar's Office, where a VCC ID number and card will be issued. NEC students will need to bring their NEC student ID card to obtain the VCC ID card - which will allow NEC students to borrow all VCC Library materials.
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).
University of British Columbia
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.
For more information, visit the UBC library website site and click on Aboriginal Community.
National Film Board – Free Access for Students at NEC
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.
For more information, please contact:
Boyd Reynolds, MA
Librarian / Bookstore Coordinator
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 311