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About Holmes

Use Holmes to locate both BC's physical library collections (books, DVDs, CDs, maps, archives and special collections, and more) and online materials (e-books, BC Digital Collections, streaming video, and more). In this guide, learn some of the main features of searching Holmes, and how to use your Holmes account to manage your books and request items not on the shelf.

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