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Family Support and Resource Centre (FSRC)

The FSRC is a library that empowers patients, families and community members with health information. People in BC and the Yukon can borrow from our collection for free.
What we do

We connect patients, their supporters, and members of the public with health resources, free of charge. Our collection includes print books, eBooks, CDs and DVDs.

If you live within BC or the Yukon, you are welcome to:

  • Borrow items from our collection, and
  • Contact us for help finding health information

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the following services are not available:

  • Access to computers, internet, free fax and printing;
  • Craft table and toys;
  • Book readings;
  • Quiet lounge areas with a fun reads collection; and
  • Free coffee and tea.
Borrow items

Can I borrow?

If you are in British Columbia or the Yukon, you can borrow resources free of charge.

How do I borrow?

Search the online library catalogue. Or, email us at

Our collection now includes eBooks. Check out our guide to learn:

  • What eBooks we have
  • How to create an eBook account
  • How to choose your eBook, and
  • How to read your eBook

I don't live near the library, how can I get books?

We mail physical items for free to any location in British Columbia or the Yukon.

How long can I borrow?

All physical items are available for 4 weeks. If there is not a waitlist, you may renew your resources up to 3 times.

eBook loan times vary.
Get help finding information

If you do not find the information you need in our catalogue, contact us. Our librarian can assist you in finding information, including:

  • Resources from your local public library
  • High-quality online information for patients and families
  • Research evidence, including open-access journal articles, and titles and abstracts of paid journal articles

Email and tell us how we can help.

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