Self-serve copying, printing & scanning

Our libraries are equipped with public computers and printers. Our larger libraries in Abbotsford, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Prince George, Vancouver and Victoria also have public photocopiers. 

We charge fees for copying, printing and scanning in our larger libraries. Costs for these services can be found on the fees page


Our copy services are an essential part of ensuring access to legal information and are administered in accordance with our Copyright Policy and the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act. Works protected under copyright may only be copied if authorized by:

  • for the purpose of fair dealing (s. 29) or under specific exceptions set out in the act;
  • the copyright owner (s. 13); 
  • a license agreement between this institution and a collective society or a tariff, if any.

Courthouse Libraries BC does not participate in a license agreement with a collective society or tariff (e.g. Access Copyright). If you'd like to learn more about fair dealing and your rights to reproduce copyrighted materials please visit our page on fair dealing

For details of authorized copying please consult Courthouse Libraries copyright policy.