Commons FAQs

What is The Commons?

the Commons is an interactive online space where members of the BC library community can:

with Libraries and Literacy staff;
what you need to know about providing high-quality, innovative library service by accessing training resources;
with each other, sharing best practices and facing your common challenges together;
is where you can demonstrate your efforts through reports to the province and showcasing your library’s successes

the Commons is brought to you by Libraries and Literacy at the BC Ministry of Education.

How do I get an account?

You can request an account by filling out this form.

Who do I contact if I would like more information?

You can contact the Libraries and Literacy team.

Who can use this site?

the Commons is a private membership community. If you are currently affiliated with a library in B.C. or with a partner organization, you can request an account.

What is the Commons?

the Commons is a place where library staff and professionals can gather virtually to connect with each other, access information on training and learning opportunities, stay up to date on provincial initiatives, share best practices and successes, access our knowledge base, and get to know your Libraries and Literacy team of consultants who are here to support you.

How can I receive notifications of new events or blog posts?

The Commons supports RSS for both events and blog posts, so you can use your favourite RSS reader and direct it to subscribe to our events site.

For Events:

For Blog Posts: