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Types of Partner Libraries

Value in Membership

The BC ELN provides superior and equitable information access for all learners, educators, and researchers by extending the expertise and resources of the BC post-secondary libraries. BC ELN members benefit from cost-effective services and solutions, purchasing leverage for electronic databases and information management tools, training, and professional development opportunities. On behalf of its members, BC ELN participates in advocacy, lobbying, leadership, and collaborative efforts that ultimately improve library services for BC post-secondary learners. It promotes coordination and cooperation among the post-secondary libraries of BC, provides a communications infrastructure for library leaders, and maintains liaison efforts with other agencies and councils as appropriate.

Strength in Numbers - Recent Snapshot of BC ELN Accomplishments

Types of Partner Libraries

Two types of members exist within BC ELN:
  1. Full Members include the libraries of the public post-secondary institutions funded by the Province of British Columbia. New publicly funded post-secondary institutions are added to this list as necessary. Legacy members in this category include Trinity Western University and Yukon College.
  2. Associate Members include the libraries of private institutions who have individually applied and been approved by the BC ELN Steering Committee as meeting the requirements for this category as outlined on the Associate Membership Checklist web page.

Membership Benefits & Responsibilities

Membership in BC ELN includes a number of benefits and responsibilities. Please see the pages below for information:

Libraries interested in Associate Membership should contact BC ELN at office@eln.bc.ca.