Library Cards for Non-InterLINK Residents
There are four different types of library cards if you reside outside the InterLINK area:
- Visitor card
- Visitor - BC OneCard
- Card for UBC residents who have Community Services Cards
- Subscription card
Visitor cards are issued to visitors or temporary residents who have a permanent address outside of the InterLINK area, but are currently visiting Vancouver for less than six months.
Two pieces of identification are necessary to register for a Visitor card and one piece must show your permanent address.
A Visitor card lasts for 90 days and a non-refundable fee of $28 will be charged.
Borrowing privilege: Up to 10 items may be on the card at one time. No Interlibrary Loans.
Visitor - BC OneCard
Visitor - BC OneCards are issued to residents of BC who live outside of the InterLINK area. A valid library card from a local BC municipal or regional library must be shown in addition to standard identification.
A Visitor - BC Onecard is issued for 365 days. No fee is charged. Visitor - BC Onecards have the same borrowing privileges as regular VPL cards, but from outside the library they do not have access to the full list of licensed databases.
Card for UBC residents who have Community Services Cards
Persons living on the University Endowment Lands (UEL) and at UBC must pay a non-resident fee to obtain a Subscription card (see below) as these regions are not incorporated into any municipality.
However, through agreements with VPL, some UEL and UBC residents are eligible for free cards upon presentation of an appropriate community services card.
An agreement between VPL and the University Neighbourhoods Association allows the people living at Hampton Place, Hawthorn Place and Chancellor Place to have a free library card on presentation of a valid community services card from that association.
An agreement between VPL and UBC allows people living in Acadia Park to have a free library card upon presentation of a valid community services card issued by Campus and Community Planning.
This card lasts for 365 days. No fee is charged. Cards may subsequently be renewed on presentation of a valid Community Services card. Each family member must present their own signed card in order to obtain a VPL card.
For information on obtaining Community Services Cards, see:
University Neighbourhood Association Community Services Card
UBC Campus and Community Planning Community Services Card
Any person living within commuting distance of Vancouver who is not eligible for a standard (InterLINK resident), Visitor-BC or UBC Community Services card may purchase a Subscription Card.
A Subscription Card lasts for 182 days and a fee will be charged. Fees are:
|Nursing Home (non-InterLINK)||$36.00|
|Daycare (non InterLINK)||$36.00|
|Company (non Vancouver)