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Library Homepage

General Information

Library Branches

Hours & Locations

Burnaby Campus Library (Main)
Aerospace Technology Campus Library (ATC)
Marine Campus Library (BMC)

Library Service Hours

Library Policies

Collection Development, Interlibrary Loans, Public Service Policies: 


Group Study Rooms

Book a Study Room:
Help information on booking a study room:

Library Floor Plans

See 'Maps':

Circulation / Checkout / Loans Phone Numbers

Circulation Desk : 604-432-8370

Reference Desk Phone Numbers

List of Reference Librarians by liaison area:

Email Address for Reference Questions

Liaison Librarians contact list:

Resources & Services

Library Catalogue

Library Search (First Search)
Summon discovery interface search box

Indexes & Databases

Google Scholar link
Google Scholar enabled for off-campus users to recognize BCIT Library resources.

Database Authentication

Student accounts are automatically created for all currently enrolled students. Students should use their MyBCIT email (e.g. and network / myBCIT password to login.

If they have forgotten their password, Student can reset their password via MyBCIT

The Database A-Z list has information on each database license and how to access database

Research Guides

Link to Research Guides is on the Library home page.
Direct link:

Citation Guides

BCIT uses APA 7th in guides, instruction, and reference service.

Link to Citation Styles is on the right column on Library home page.
Direct link:


Contact Librarians directly for instruction.
View list of Librarians by programs:


List of Librarians

Liaison Librarians:


Search course reserves by course code or instructor name.

BCIT Library - Course Materials
Access to licensed course materials made available via BCIT Library digital collections.

Interlibrary Loans


Online Journals

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Open Access Repositories

cIRcuit, BCIT’s Institutional Research Repository

BCIT Open Education Resources Repository

Archives and Digital Collections

Search BCIT Archives & Special Collections database:

eResources Emergency Contact or

Technical Help

IT Services for Students:

How to log in (students)

How to log in (Faculty & Staff)

Photocopying and Printing in Library :

Writing Centre Contact


MediaWorks is a self-service production facility offering drop-in help to students, faculty, and staff in use of VR, Maker, 3D Printing, Design, Graphic, Video Editing. For more information contact MediaWorks at 604-454-2220 or stop by our location in the Library at SE14-250.

Summit Centre for Entrepreneurship

Summit Centre (SE14 – Library, 2nd floor) is a hub for entrepreneurship at the BCIT. More info:

Borrowing Information

Library Cards

All borrowers must present a valid BCIT ID Card to borrow materials.

Loan Periods


Faculty & Staff:

Holds / Recalls / Requests

Requests (Holds) may be placed on circulating items.


Library materials can be renewed up to 5 times providing no holds have been placed on the items. Sign in to Your Library Account to renew items. Reserve materials and Interlibrary Loans are non-renewable.

Fines / Penalties

BCIT Library fines

Borrowing Policies

Library Public Services Policy : Borrowers

Library Account Information

Log into

Student accounts are automatically created for all currently enrolled students. Students should use their BCIT ID number (e.g. A00123456) and network / myBCIT password to login.

After hours book returns

After library hours, return materials to one of the outside book drops at the Library building entrance. Material may be returned to any BCIT Campus library. Similar arrangements are available at BMC and ATC. Material may also be returned to the drop boxes located at ATC, and DTC.
In order to avoid fines, please return material on time.

Equipment & Facilities

Internet Access

Internet via computers in the library:

IT: Internet access for students

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available throughout the entire Library.

IT: Services Wireless and Internet

Photocopiers Ask for help at the checkout desk.

Printers Ask for help at the checkout desk.


There are self-serve scanners inside the Library on the main floor. There is a scanner in the ehPOD on Level 1 of the Burnaby Campus Library. Ask for help at the checkout desk.

Microfilm / Microfiche

Aerospace campus has microfiche holdings - ATC - Microform

Meeting / Study Rooms

Students may Book a Study Room online:
Information on booking a study room:
List of study rooms:

Instructors wishing to book Meeting or Training rooms should contact Mei Young :

Computer Labs

Labs by Campus

Campus Information

Academic Calendar

Academic dates & deadlines:
General BCIT Calendar of events:

Class Timetable

See for your personal timetable

Exam Schedules

Check the Learning Hub, and check with your instructor.

Campus Maps

Campuses and Directions

Other Resources

AskAway Local Coordinator(s)

Jeff Verbeem (Email:

Backup : Deirdre Grace (Email: