Northern Routes Discovery Pass
The Prince George Public Library has partnered with the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to provide free access to some of North Central BC’s premier museums, galleries and cultural attractions. The Northern Routes Discovery Pass is now available to borrow from either library branch.
The Discovery Pass provides free general admission during the loan period of the pass to all of the designated attractions for any combination of up to four adults or children. The pass is not valid for admission to special events. Pass borrowers may visit as many of the designated attractions as they would like during the loan period, but must remember to take their checkout receipt with them at the time of borrowing and present it for admission with the Discovery Pass, so that staff at the various attractions are able to verify that the visit falls within the borrowing period.
The Discovery Pass is valid for a period of two weeks. Place a hold in the library's catalogue to reserve a Discovery Pass for future loan. There are 8 passes available for loan.
For a list of all the participating Northern Routes attractions, with hours/dates of operation, please visit www.northernroutes.ca
What is it? Libraries throughout British Columbia participate in a system that allows patrons with a valid library card to request items from other libraries throughout the province. Generally, there is no charge for this service and the average wait time is approximately 7-10 days, depending on demand within the province. If another library does intend to charge a fee, you would be contacted to see if you still want to request the book.
How do I request?
You may request a book through ILL by completing and submitting our online request form, OR by filling out a request slip at your local library branch. Please include as much information as you can about the requested title, including author, title, and your preferred pickup branch. Requests may also be completed within the Library Catalogue via the Request Materials link found at the top right hand side of the webpage.
What can I request?
- you may request books, microfilm or photocopied articles through this service
- you are limited to 5 active requests at any one time
- you may only request items not currently owned by Prince George Public Library
- requested items must have a publication date that is more than 12 months old (newer items will be considered for purchase by the library)
What can I not request?
- Books published within the last calendar year
- DVDs, Music CDs, Video Games, Books on CD
How long can I keep the borrowed item?
Most loans are for a two week period. Some libraries allow for one renewal option. Academic institutions do not allow for renewals. You will be given a date due slip when you pick the item up.
What is the cost?
The service is free to our patrons with active library cards. Some academic institutions charge for lending their materials. You will be contacted to see if you will accept their charge before your request is processed.
Who can I contact?
Kay Burns, Interlibrary Loans Librarian at 250-563-9251 ext. 125 or email@example.com.
Library Room & Garden Bookings
Knowledge Garden Rental
The Knowledge Garden is a beautifully landscaped space located adjacent to the Bob Harkins Branch. It features an open air amphitheatre, vegetable and flower gardens, and space for seating up to 70. The Knowledge Garden is available for private events and can be closed to the public. Chairs are not provided.
Garden Rates: For non-profit organizations:
$25.00 per hour or part thereof
$85.00 for a half day (up to and including 4 hours)
$140.00 for a full day (over 4 hours)
Fees may be waived if the program is sponsored by the library.
For commercial groups/organizations and private individuals:
$50.00 per hour or part thereof
$170.00 for a half day (up to and including 4 hours)
$280.00 for a full day (over 4 hours)
Please contact us for garden booking availability.
The library has two multi-purpose rooms available for local organizations to rent. Reservations may be booked up to two months in advance of an event. Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of the room rental fee. Room rental fees will be refunded where the reservation has been cancelled at least seven days prior to the confirmed date. Library sponsored programs have priority over other programs and the library reserves the right to refuse or cancel reservations.
Keith Gordon Room
*The Keith Gordon Room is unavailable for booking until further notice.*
The Keith Gordon Room is a large capacity meeting/event room located on the main floor of the Bob Harkins Branch (downtown) of the library. The room is equipped with tables, chairs, large projection screen and projector, as well as audio/speaker system.
Capacity: 80 people
Available 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 10:00 am - 5:30 Friday and Saturday.
Nechako Multi-Purpose Room
*The Multi-Purpose Room is unavailable for booking until further notice.*
The Multi-Purpose room is located at the Nechako Branch (Hart Highway) of the library.
Capacity: 40 people
Available 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Monday & Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The fees include use of audio visual and other equipment the library provides, as well as set-up and take down of equipment, tables and chairs.
Non-profit organizations: $45.00 for up to three hours and an additional $15.00 for each subsequent hour or part thereof.
Commercial groups or organizations: $35.00 for each hour or portion thereof.
In compliance with the City of Prince George Bylaw No. 4708, smoking is not permitted in library facilities. Preparation and/or serving of alcoholic beverages by outside groups is not permitted. Light refreshments may be brought in.
How to Book
To book a meeting room, contact Jen Rubadeau at 250-563-9251 ext. 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library also has a number of bookable display spaces for exhibition of public art or information. For more information on booking a public display space, download the application form and review the Terms and Conditions.
For information about the Multi-Purpose Room at the Nechako Branch, please call 250-563-9251 ext. 300.
Internet and Computers
For information on how to access the internet and computers at the library without a library card, please see our guide here.
The Prince George Public Library provides free access to Microsoft Office software on all of its public computers.
The library offers free unlimited access to wireless Internet service at both library branches during open hours.
Printing, scanning, and faxing services are available at all library locations.
Printing is available from all internet computers and compatible mobile devices connected to the library's wireless internet service free for the first 30 pages and then at a cost of $0.20/page. Print jobs can be retrieved from any print station at either branch of the library.
Customers who wish to print from a mobile device such as a smartphone or laptop can either install the library's PrinterOn mobile app, or visit the library's mobile print site to send their print jobs. To install the mobile app:
- Visit your device's app store or the PrinterOn mobile printing page to download and install the mobile app for your device.
- Use the PrinterOn app's "select a printer" feature to "search" for Prince George Public Library by name, or use the "location" feature of the app to locate the library using the location service on your device.
- Select the "Prince George Public Library" and click on the star icon to add it to the app's "saved" list of printers.
- Select "Documents," "Photos," "Email," or "Web" to locate, select, and send the files you wish to print to the library's printers.
- Claim your print jobs at any print station at either branch of the library.
Photocopying services are available free for the first 30 pages and then at $0.20/page. Document scanning to email or USB is available at no charge.
The library does not receive incoming faxes on behalf of library customers. Sending faxes to local/long distance/international numbers is available at no charge.