Library services and resources are available to all JIBC students including online learners. Free mailing service is provided to students registered in JIBC programs.

The library catalogue and other online resources can be searched while on or off-campus. The licensed eResources require a Username/Password for off-campus access. Contact the library for the Username/Password.

Librarians are available to help you find information for your assignments and to give tips on how to cite your sources.

The JIBC Library participates in AskAway, an online chat reference service that allows students to contact a BC post-secondary librarian during regular hours, in addition to evenings and weekends.


The 20-plus computers available for student use in the library all have Microsoft Office and Internet access.

Laptops and iPads are available for short-term loan to New Westminster Campus students registered in JIBC Certificate/Diploma/Degree Programs, actively taking courses.


Group study rooms in the library are equipped with a computer, a 40-inch monitor, a DVD player and connections for laptops. Printer, photocopier and fax services are available for a nominal fee.


  • Visit the Virtual Learning Commons for Writing and Study Help.

  • Try the Assignment Calculator to help you complete your essays on time!

  • Define your topic and write a research question.

  • Determine what information you need based on assignment requirements.

  • Search for information on your research question, keeping a research log of terms you used in your search.

  • Evaluate your findings to see if your sources are relevant, appropriate and authoritative.

  • Cite all your sources using APA citation style.