a Search Portal
To BC's post-secondary and public library collections (93 libraries). The OutLook OnLine system simultaneously searches the provincial union databases and the remaining BC university library catalogues via Z39.50. The portal displays results from all over the province on one screen.
Search OutLook OnLine now by library-specific codes here.
a Set of Provincial Union Databases
Composed of library catalogue (MARC) records from many British Columbia libraries, merged into one database.
an Integrated ILL Management System
That combines searching, requesting, and an efficient work management process for interlibrary loans staff. University libraries are connected with the OutLook OnLine InterLibrary Loan system via the ISO ILL protocol.
A full list of OutLook OnLine ILL library codes is available here.
In partnership with Libraries Branch (Ministry of Education) and BC ELN, provincial support for OLOL is centralized at BC ELN as the OLOL Administrative Centre. The centre offers support, troubleshooting, and training for both post-secondary and public libraries. The OLOL platform is hosted in Canada on servers managed by the BC Libraries Co-op. This consolidated administration is in line with the government’s interest in shared services and collaboration across both sectors.