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The ECE curriculum library at Westcoast houses British Columbia’s most comprehensive, publicly accessible collection of materials related to early childhood education and care. Our collection of nearly 12,000 items includes a broad range of materials which support anti-bias education and recognize the human and cultural diversity around us. It also features professional development and student resources on a variety of topics including ECE theory and practice to program planning, child care administration and more.
The WELL is open to Early Childhood Educators, ECE students, caregivers, parents and all who are interested in quality early learning and care.
Contact us by email email@example.com or phone 604 709 5661 ext. 236
In preparation for our move back to 2772 East Broadway, we will close the library for borrowing on December 10, 2020. If you would like to borrow before this date, please follow instructions for ordering items through our catalogue here: https://www.wstcoast.org/library and we will call you to make a collection appointment. The last date for placing orders for resources on our website will be December 7, 2020.
You may return items to the library by drop-in up to 3pm on December 15, 2020. Our drop-in return only hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm.
All items borrowed during this period will be due at the beginning of February 2021. We will contact you in the new year to arrange an appointment to return and collect new resources.
Library card expired? No worries! Borrowing from our library is now FREE! Give us a call to update your membership on 604 709 5661 ext. 236.
We are excited to welcome you back to our ‘home’ in 2021!
WELL resources are currently loanable by appointment only until further notice due to COVID-19.
To order library resources for pick-up, please sign in to our catalogue under ‘Search the Library’ below using your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number) and place up to ten items on hold (instructions). Once you have placed your hold(s), a member of library staff will contact you in due course to book an appointment for the collection and return of your resources. The library is open for scheduled borrowing appointments ONLY on Tuesday and Thursday 3-8pm.
If you have items at home and would like to return them to us, you can drop in for returns only Monday to Thursday 9am - 2:30pm . please call us on 604 709 5661 ext. 236 to arrange a return appointment out of hours.
We are not currently charging late fees and items currently on loan will continue to be renewed until we are able to fully reopen, so there is no need to arrange a return appointment if you do not feel comfortable visiting us at this time. Please ignore any automated emails you receive regarding your due date. We will contact you when we reopen fully.
*Please note that appointment times must be strictly adhered to due to Covid 19 precautions and we will not issue or return items outside of your allotted appointment.
Find eBooks and online resources on the WELL website.
Other helpful libraries include: The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) Resource Collection and the Decoda Literacy Library.
Find out more about our library lending policies including duration of loans, library card fees and more below:
* A resource item is anything that is not a book.
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There is a total limit of 10 items The loan period is 4 weeks and 1 renewal of 4 additional weeks. You must contact the library on 604 709 5661 ext. 236 to renew items, they cannot be renewed online. Ask in the library for more information about specific limitations by resource collections.
The Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL) offers tours and orientations to help your work group or class become more familiar with our services and resources.
To book a tour and/or an orientation please contact the library by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org