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.
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.
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.
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.