Most British Columbia Health Authorities provide Library services for their employees. These services often include online access to licensed databases such as CINAHL, Medline, PsycINFO, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews and other resources.
Interior Health Authority (IHA)
Apply for a password to access the Interior Health Authority 'Library services for physicians and staff'.
The IHA Library also provides links to reliable sources of 'Information for patients'.
Check for Library services at other BC health authorities:
Many public libraries provide general disability and health information. Most BC public libraries are part of regional library systems such as Okanagan Regional Library and/or a larger library federation such as the Kootenay Library Federation, North East Library Federation, North Central Library Federation, North Coast Library Federation, IslandLink Library Federation, and Public Library Interlink (Greater Vancouver public libraries). Check for the closest public library by checking the provincial government BC Libraries website.
At your home public library register for a BC OneCard decal so you can use your public library card at any participating public library in BC. OneCard decals are available from participating BC libraries. You can also return materials to any participating library in BC.
Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)
Your free ORL membership gives access to both print borrowing and access to a range of digital resources. Your ORL Library card must be obtained in-person but you can access online resources from home after obtaining your card. ORL serves Okanagan and Shuswap communites. For more information go to the Okanagan Regional Library website.
Penticton Public Library
Serving the municipality of Penticton this public library is not included in the Okanagan Regional Library system. For more information go to the Penticton Public Library website.
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