Libraries and Literacy
“B.C. libraries have reached an impressive milestone, and continue to be an important resource for all families in British Columbia. Congratulations to the BCLA on 100 years of service to the province. Libraries are on the front line of our efforts to support families as they continue life-long learning in B.C.” - Minister of Education George Abbott
Libraries and Literacy fosters strong partnerships between public, school, and academic libraries to enable resource sharing and to realize the vision for a seamless library network. The Libraries and Literacy business area provides leadership for B.C.’s public libraries through advice, training, funding and support for a number of programs.
From BC OneCard and Interlibrary Loan to library website content management systems and a provincial Integrated Library System, Libraries and Literacy helps libraries work together more effectively.
In addition to fostering development in libraries, this business area achieves provincial literacy objectives through collaboration with literacy partners in B.C. and across Canada.